Country Comparison > Electricity - consumption

RankCountryElectricity - consumption (billion kWh)
1China4,693
2United States3,741
3Japan859.7
4Russia857.6
5India600.6
6Canada549.5
7Germany544.5
8France460.9
9Brazil455.7
10Korea, South455.1
11United Kingdom344.7
12Italy309.9
13Spain267.5
14Australia225.4
15Taiwan220.8
16South Africa212.2
17Iran206.7
18Mexico181.5
19Saudi Arabia174.5
20Turkey161
21Ukraine134.6
22Poland132.2
23Sweden132.1
24Thailand131.6
25Indonesia126.1
26Norway115.6
27Netherlands112.5
28Egypt109.1
29Argentina104.7
30Vietnam101
31Malaysia93.8
32Kazakhstan88.11
33Venezuela85.85
34Belgium84.78
35Finland83.09
36Pakistan74.35
37United Arab Emirates70.58
38Austria65.67
39Greece59.53
40Czech Republic59.26
41Switzerland57.5
42Chile56.35
43Iraq55.66
44Philippines54.4
45Romania51.46
46Portugal48.27
47Israel47.16
48Hong Kong43.14
49Kuwait42.58
50Hungary42.57
51Singapore41.2
52Uzbekistan40.1
53New Zealand39.02
54Colombia38.82
55Serbia35.5
56Peru34.25
57Denmark32.07
58Belarus31.07
59Algeria30.5
60Syria28.99
61Slovakia28.76
62Bulgaria28.3
63Ireland26.1
64Bangladesh23.94
65Libya22.89
66Morocco21.47
67Puerto Rico19.46
68Croatia18.87
69Korea, North18.85
70Azerbaijan18.8
71Qatar18.79
72Nigeria18.14
73Tajikistan16.7
74Iceland16.48
75Ecuador14.92
76Slovenia14.7
77Cuba14.2
78Oman13.25
79Turkmenistan13
80Dominican Republic12.87
81Tunisia12.49
82Zimbabwe12.47
83Jordan11.3
84Bosnia and Herzegovina10.8
85Bahrain10.48
86Lithuania10.3
87Mozambique10.18
88Lebanon9.79
89Sri Lanka9.27
90Georgia9.26
91Macedonia9.02
92Paraguay8.5
93Costa Rica8.32
94Guatemala8.16
95Uruguay7.96
96Zambia7.61
97Kyrgyzstan7.47
98Estonia7.43
99Trinidad and Tobago7.25
100Albania6.59
101Honduras6.54
102Luxembourg6.45
103Jamaica6.4
104Bolivia6.3
105Latvia6.22
106Ghana6.06
107Congo, Democratic Republic of the6.04
108Panama5.81
109Armenia5.8
110El Salvador5.76
111Kenya5.74
112Kosovo5.67
113Cameroon4.88
114Nepal4.83
115Yemen4.65
116Burma4.63
117Moldova4.46
118Montenegro4.1
119Namibia3.93
120Sudan3.79
121Macau3.66
122Cote d'Ivoire3.58
123Tanzania3.43
124Mongolia3.38
125Angola3.37
126Ethiopia3.36
127Brunei3.05
128Botswana2.85
129Papua New Guinea2.76
130Nicaragua2.65
131Mauritius2.23
132Laos2.23
133Malta1.99
134Uganda1.96
135Bahamas, The1.91
136Senegal1.76
137New Caledonia1.67
138Guam1.64
139Gabon1.6
140Cambodia1.56
141Malawi1.56
142Suriname1.44
143Swaziland1.21
144Madagascar1.03
145Barbados0.95
146Fiji0.87
147Guinea0.86
148Aruba0.85
149Virgin Islands0.78
150Guyana0.69
151Burkina Faso0.68
152Togo0.67
153Benin0.65
154Bermuda0.64
155Jersey0.63
156Niger0.63
157French Polynesia0.62
158Andorra0.6
159West Bank0.55
160Maldives0.54
161Cayman Islands0.54
162Congo, Republic of the0.53
163Mauritania0.51
164Mali0.46
165Liberia0.31
166Haiti0.31
167Saint Lucia0.31
168Somalia0.29
169Burundi0.27
170Faroe Islands0.27
171Djibouti0.26
172Seychelles0.24
173Greenland0.24
174Cape Verde0.24
175Rwanda0.24
176Lesotho0.24
177Afghanistan0.23
178Eritrea0.22
179Gambia, The0.2
180Belize0.2
181Bhutan0.18
182Micronesia, Federated States of0.18
183Grenada0.18
184American Samoa0.18
185Turks and Caicos Islands0.16
186Gibraltar0.16
187Central African Republic0.15
188Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.12
189Saint Kitts and Nevis0.12
190Antigua and Barbuda0.11
191Samoa0.1
192Chad0.09
193Equatorial Guinea0.09
194Western Sahara0.08
195Dominica0.08
196Solomon Islands0.07
197East Timor0.07
198Guinea-Bissau0.07
199Sierra Leone0.05
200Saint Pierre and Miquelon0.05
201Comoros0.05
202British Virgin Islands0.04
203Vanuatu0.04
204Sao Tome and Principe0.04
205Tonga0.04
206Nauru0.03
207Cook Islands0.03
208Montserrat0.02
209Kiribati0.02
210Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0.02
211Saint Helena0.01
212Niue0
213Northern Mariana Islands0
214Gaza Strip0

Definition: This entry consists of total electricity generated annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Electricity - consumption map

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