Energy use (kg of oil equivalent) per $1,000 GDP (constant 2005 PPP)
Definition: Energy use per PPP GDP is the kilogram of oil equivalent of energy use per constant PPP GDP. Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport. 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 Energy use (kg of oil equivalent) per $1,000 GDP (constant 2005 PPP) 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 Dem. Rep. Congo, with a value of 1,138.09. The country with the lowest value in the world is Lesotho, with a value of 6.98.
Source: International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), and World Bank PPP data.