Country Comparison > Electricity - consumption > TOP 10

RankCountryElectricity - consumption (billion kWh)
2United States3,741
10Korea, South455.1

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

Related News

Here's Why Developing Countries Will Consume 65% of the World's Energy by 2040
The Atlantic - 12/3/2013 5:49:22 PM
Case in point: By 2040, the developing world will account for 65 percent of the ... Most of the growth in energy consumption will occur in countries like China and India that rely on carbon-polluting coal and other fossil fuels to generate electricity.

IKEA Wind Farm To Cover 165% Of IKEA’s US Electricity Consumption
CleanTechnica - 4/17/2014 3:27:45 AM
From Renewable Energy World: The 98 MW Hoopeston Wind Project is the largest ... This American foray into wind power is not IKEA’s only investment in wind farms. Eight other countries have IKEA wind facilities: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland ...

Chinese renewable energy investment shifts green tech global sourcing
Strategic Sourceror - 4/15/2014 12:55:38 PM
as consistent consumption of these resources has led to widespread air and water pollution throughout the country. In addition, the source noted that China has become the world's largest generator of wind power, some of which is installed off-shore.

World’s coal resources rapidly running out of water
Renew Economy - 4/16/2014 3:36:06 AM
Given that China is the world’s largest coal producer and consumer—accounting for more than half of the planet’s coal consumption—it is worth exploring that country’s specific water– energy risks in greater depth. China’s total installed coal ...

Blog Posts: energy
WRI - 4/15/2014 1:45:44 PM
BP projects a 36 percent increase in global energy consumption by ... are already impacting the world’s coal industry, and how risks will change over time. India has come out with ambitious renewable energy goals, but the country still faces a daunting ...

A Look at World Energy Consumption Over the Last 200 Years
Oil Price - 3/12/2012 11:58:19 PM
Between World War II and 1970, there was a huge ramp-up in energy consumption per capita. There are several reasons why this might happen: • During this period, European countries and Japan were rebuilding after World War II. • There was a need to find ...

World Energy Consumption Since 1820 in Charts
Financial Sense - 3/13/2012 2:10:09 PM
World Energy Consumption by Source, Based on Vaclav Smil estimates ... If we look at per capita energy consumption since 1965 by country based on BP data, we find very different patterns: Figure 7. Per capita energy consumption for selected countries ...

World Energy Consumption to Increase 56% by 2040 Led by Asia
Bloomberg - 7/25/2013 7:27:28 PM
World energy consumption will rise 56 percent in the next three decades, driven by growth in developing countries such as China and India, the Energy Information Administration said. Demand will increase to 820 quadrillion British thermal units in 2040 ...

The Most Energy-Efficient Countries
Forbes - 7/2/2008 11:54:43 PM
Next year in Copenhagen, world leaders will assemble and attempt to write ... consumed is likely to be a very energy-efficient economy. Conversely a country with huge energy consumption and relatively little GDP is unlikely to be efficient.

Private Sector Driving U.S. Wind Market Forward
The Motley Fool - 4/17/2014 2:47:48 PM
It may take one of the biggest retailers in the world, however, to usher in the necessary change in energy consumption. The American Wind ... than 4 percent of all the electricity generated in the country last year and the trend was on pace to continue.

China's Continuing Renewable Energy Revolution
The Energy Collective - 4/8/2014 11:55:20 PM
[2] This allows us to examine the total electric power systems in each country ... generation and rising coal consumption up to 2013 The year 2001 is the inflection point – which coincides with China’s entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

World will use 56 percent more energy by 2040
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/25/2013 6:37:21 PM
Despite decades of clean-energy innovation and improved efficiency measures, the world's population is consuming carbon-heavy fuels at a quickening pace, a new government report shows. Developing countries are driving the consumption of inexpensive fossil ...

How Do You Justify Consuming ExxonMobil's Oil?
The Energy Collective - 4/17/2014 3:23:35 PM
In other words, investment decisions are not simply based on the world according to ExxonMobil, but also on the world energy outlook from the US government and the IEA, which represents 28 member countries ... all justify our consumption of oil in ...

Poor Countries Need Relief From Climate Change. They Need Electricity More
Businessweek - 11/25/2013 10:27:53 AM
From a development standpoint, electricity consumption in Africa is depressingly low ... But because use is incredibly skewed, the considerable majority of the world’s countries will have to increase their consumption to meet a 3,000 kwh goal.

World Energy Consumption Facts, Figures, and Shockers
Energy Trends Insider - 6/27/2012 11:53:07 PM
Since 1965, consumption of coal in the U.S. and in European Union countries ... electricity, but this year the natural gas share will reach 30%. Strong consumption growth trends are certainly not limited to Asia Pacific. All developing regions of the world ...

Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.