Energy intensity level of primary energy (MJ/$2011 PPP GDP)

Definition: Energy intensity level of primary energy is the ratio between energy supply and gross domestic product measured at purchasing power parity. Energy intensity is an indication of how much energy is used to produce one unit of economic output. Lower ratio indicates that less energy is used to produce one unit of output.

Description: The map below shows how Energy intensity level of primary energy (MJ/$2011 PPP GDP) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Somalia, with a value of 54.69. The country with the lowest value in the world is Macao SAR, China, with a value of 0.48.

Source: © OECD/IEA and World Bank, based on IEA data in IEA World Energy Balances © OECD/IEA 2013 edition, subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Limitations and Exceptions: Energy intensity level is only an imperfect proxy to energy efficiency indicator and it can be affected by a number of factors not necessarily linked to pure efficiency such as climate.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Restricted use: Please contact the International Energy Agency for third-party use of these data.