Country Comparison > Electricity - consumption > TOP 10

RankCountryElectricity - consumption (billion kWh)
2United States3,886
10Korea, South449.5

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, 2014

See also: Electricity - consumption map

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