GDP per unit of energy use (constant 2005 PPP $ per kg of oil equivalent)

Definition: GDP per unit of energy use is the PPP GDP per kilogram of oil equivalent of energy use. PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to 2005 constant international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as a U.S. dollar has in the United States.

Description: The map below shows how GDP per unit of energy use (constant 2005 PPP $ per kg of oil equivalent) 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 Lesotho, with a value of 143.36. The country with the lowest value in the world is Dem. Rep. Congo, with a value of 0.88.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), and World Bank PPP data.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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