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

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.

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/

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Somalia 54.69 2012
2 Liberia 27.52 2012
3 Trinidad and Tobago 20.69 2012
4 Iceland 19.27 2012
5 Dem. Rep. Congo 19.13 2012
6 Mozambique 17.91 2012
7 Zimbabwe 17.53 2012
8 Ethiopia 17.04 2012
9 Turkmenistan 16.61 2012
10 Guinea-Bissau 15.10 2012
11 Togo 14.98 2012
12 Uzbekistan 14.43 2012
13 Ukraine 13.52 2012
14 Burundi 12.99 2012
15 Tanzania 12.08 2012
16 Guinea 11.91 2012
17 Bhutan 11.80 2012
18 Palau 11.32 2012
19 Lesotho 10.96 2012
20 Kyrgyz Republic 10.75 2012
21 Papua New Guinea 10.53 2012
22 Haiti 10.45 2012
23 Malawi 10.16 2012
24 Bahrain 9.85 2012
25 Côte d'Ivoire 9.72 2012
26 Benin 9.67 2012
27 Russia 9.49 2012
28 Suriname 9.36 2012
29 South Africa 9.31 2012
30 Moldova 9.28 2012
31 Kenya 9.26 2012
32 Uganda 9.14 2012
33 Zambia 9.03 2012
34 Kazakhstan 8.68 2012
35 China 8.34 2012
36 Guyana 8.04 2012
37 Belarus 7.98 2012
38 Sierra Leone 7.98 2012
39 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.93 2012
40 Swaziland 7.83 2012
41 Mauritania 7.81 2012
42 Oman 7.47 2012
43 Iran 7.41 2012
44 Canada 7.28 2012
45 Nepal 7.27 2012
46 Estonia 7.19 2012
47 Central African Republic 7.16 2012
48 Serbia 7.14 2012
49 Mongolia 7.12 2012
50 Burkina Faso 7.02 2012
51 Korea 6.91 2012
52 Finland 6.77 2012
53 Bulgaria 6.69 2012
54 Madagascar 6.42 2012
55 Czech Republic 6.35 2012
56 Niger 6.31 2012
57 Nigeria 6.27 2012
58 Vietnam 6.23 2012
59 Mauritius 6.20 2012
60 Comoros 6.14 2012
61 Qatar 6.06 2012
62 Honduras 6.06 2012
63 Venezuela 6.05 2012
64 Bolivia 6.01 2012
65 Solomon Islands 5.89 2012
66 Barbados 5.80 2012
67 Saudi Arabia 5.80 2012
68 Senegal 5.79 2012
69 Thailand 5.78 2012
70 Equatorial Guinea 5.77 2012
71 Armenia 5.75 2012
72 São Tomé and Principe 5.68 2012
73 United States 5.61 2012
74 Rwanda 5.61 2012
75 Australia 5.57 2012
76 New Zealand 5.55 2012
77 Cambodia 5.53 2012
78 The Gambia 5.53 2012
79 Brunei 5.47 2012
80 Nicaragua 5.39 2012
81 Kiribati 5.39 2012
82 United Arab Emirates 5.38 2012
83 Belgium 5.33 2012
84 Malaysia 5.31 2012
85 Kuwait 5.30 2012
86 Sudan 5.29 2012
87 India 5.28 2012
88 Cameroon 5.28 2012
89 Sweden 5.27 2012
90 Vanuatu 5.26 2012
91 Montenegro 5.20 2012
92 Slovenia 5.20 2012
93 Georgia 5.15 2012
94 Tajikistan 5.11 2012
95 Jamaica 5.09 2012
96 Macedonia 5.07 2012
97 Libya 5.06 2012
98 Slovak Republic 5.05 2012
99 Belize 5.02 2012
100 Samoa 5.00 2012
101 Antigua and Barbuda 4.87 2012
102 Poland 4.80 2012
103 Afghanistan 4.63 2012
104 Netherlands 4.63 2012
105 Eritrea 4.61 2012
106 Pakistan 4.60 2012
107 Ghana 4.56 2012
108 Seychelles 4.53 2012
109 Paraguay 4.48 2012
110 Hungary 4.47 2012
111 France 4.46 2012
112 Jordan 4.45 2012
113 Guatemala 4.40 2012
114 Lithuania 4.37 2012
115 Syrian Arab Republic 4.34 2012
116 Latvia 4.28 2012
117 St. Kitts and Nevis 4.26 2012
118 Japan 4.26 2012
119 Chile 4.24 2012
120 Romania 4.22 2012
121 Israel 4.20 2012
122 Brazil 4.15 2012
123 The Bahamas 4.14 2012
124 Indonesia 4.09 2012
125 Grenada 4.08 2012
126 Lebanon 4.08 2012
127 St. Lucia 4.03 2012
128 Mexico 4.00 2012
129 Iraq 3.99 2012
130 Greece 3.97 2012
131 Angola 3.97 2012
132 Algeria 3.94 2012
133 Ecuador 3.94 2012
134 El Salvador 3.91 2012
135 Croatia 3.90 2012
136 Azerbaijan 3.88 2012
137 Germany 3.88 2012
138 Norway 3.87 2012
139 Argentina 3.85 2012
140 Cayman Islands 3.84 2012
141 Austria 3.81 2012
142 Bangladesh 3.80 2012
143 Egypt 3.80 2012
144 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.73 2012
145 Luxembourg 3.73 2012
146 Fiji 3.66 2012
147 United Kingdom 3.65 2012
148 Turkey 3.64 2012
149 Tunisia 3.64 2012
150 Cyprus 3.59 2012
151 Spain 3.59 2012
152 Chad 3.56 2012
153 Morocco 3.51 2012
154 Cabo Verde 3.49 2012
155 Djibouti 3.48 2012
156 Portugal 3.39 2012
157 Italy 3.31 2012
158 Mali 3.29 2012
159 Namibia 3.27 2012
160 Yemen 3.23 2012
161 Dominica 3.22 2012
162 Myanmar 3.19 2012
163 Gabon 3.15 2012
164 Costa Rica 3.13 2012
165 Uruguay 3.13 2012
166 Botswana 3.13 2012
167 Denmark 3.13 2012
168 Tonga 3.11 2012
169 Philippines 3.07 2012
170 Albania 3.00 2012
171 Congo 2.94 2012
172 Ireland 2.82 2012
173 Dominican Republic 2.79 2012
174 Peru 2.78 2012
175 Singapore 2.65 2012
176 Sri Lanka 2.62 2012
177 Switzerland 2.61 2012
178 Panama 2.59 2012
179 Lao PDR 2.57 2012
180 Colombia 2.38 2012
181 Malta 2.32 2012
182 Cuba 2.18 2012
183 Hong Kong SAR, China 1.70 2012
184 Puerto Rico 0.88 2012
185 Macao SAR, China 0.48 2012

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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.