Electric power consumption (kWh per capita) - Country Ranking

Definition: Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.

Source: IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Iceland 53,832.48 2014
2 Norway 22,999.94 2014
3 Bahrain 19,592.23 2014
4 Canada 15,541.50 2014
5 Qatar 15,309.43 2014
6 Finland 15,249.99 2014
7 Kuwait 15,213.42 2014
8 Luxembourg 13,914.68 2014
9 Sweden 13,480.15 2014
10 United States 12,986.74 2014
11 United Arab Emirates 11,263.53 2014
12 Korea 10,496.51 2014
13 Brunei 10,242.80 2014
14 Australia 10,077.83 2014
15 Saudi Arabia 9,444.22 2014
16 New Zealand 9,026.32 2014
17 Singapore 8,844.69 2014
18 Austria 8,360.52 2014
19 Japan 7,819.72 2014
20 Belgium 7,709.12 2014
21 Switzerland 7,520.17 2014
22 Trinidad and Tobago 7,134.04 2014
23 Germany 7,035.48 2014
24 France 6,937.86 2014
25 Estonia 6,732.37 2014
26 Slovenia 6,728.00 2014
27 Netherlands 6,712.78 2014
28 Russia 6,602.66 2014
29 Israel 6,600.90 2014
30 Oman 6,553.52 2014
31 Czech Republic 6,258.89 2014
32 Hong Kong SAR, China 6,073.02 2014
33 Denmark 5,858.80 2014
34 Ireland 5,721.84 2014
35 Kazakhstan 5,599.90 2014
36 Spain 5,355.99 2014
37 Slovak Republic 5,137.07 2014
38 United Kingdom 5,129.53 2014
39 Greece 5,062.61 2014
40 Malta 5,007.44 2014
41 Italy 5,002.41 2014
42 Bulgaria 4,708.93 2014
43 Portugal 4,662.60 2014
44 Montenegro 4,612.34 2014
45 Malaysia 4,596.33 2014
46 Serbia 4,271.75 2014
47 South Africa 4,228.86 2014
48 Poland 3,971.80 2014
49 Hungary 3,965.96 2014
50 China 3,927.04 2014
51 Chile 3,911.65 2014
52 Lithuania 3,821.15 2014
53 Croatia 3,714.38 2014
54 Belarus 3,679.98 2014
55 Suriname 3,631.86 2014
56 Cyprus 3,624.90 2014
57 Latvia 3,507.41 2014
58 Macedonia 3,497.00 2014
59 Ukraine 3,418.59 2014
60 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,365.67 2014
61 Uruguay 3,067.95 2014
62 Argentina 3,052.38 2014
63 Iran 2,985.69 2014
64 Lebanon 2,892.77 2014
65 Turkey 2,854.57 2014
66 Georgia 2,688.49 2014
67 Turkmenistan 2,678.81 2014
68 Venezuela 2,657.62 2014
69 Brazil 2,601.37 2014
70 Romania 2,584.41 2014
71 Thailand 2,539.61 2014
72 Albania 2,309.37 2014
73 Azerbaijan 2,202.39 2014
74 Mauritius 2,182.51 2014
75 Mexico 2,090.18 2014
76 Panama 2,062.76 2014
77 Mongolia 2,017.51 2014
78 Armenia 1,965.78 2014
79 Costa Rica 1,957.93 2014
80 Kyrgyz Republic 1,941.22 2014
81 Jordan 1,888.12 2014
82 Libya 1,857.16 2014
83 Botswana 1,748.62 2014
84 Egypt 1,657.77 2014
85 Uzbekistan 1,645.44 2014
86 Namibia 1,584.57 2014
87 Dominican Republic 1,578.15 2014
88 Paraguay 1,563.51 2014
89 Tajikistan 1,479.78 2014
90 Tunisia 1,444.11 2014
91 Vietnam 1,439.16 2014
92 Cuba 1,434.03 2014
93 Moldova 1,386.23 2014
94 Ecuador 1,380.61 2014
95 Algeria 1,356.27 2014
96 Peru 1,307.51 2014
97 Iraq 1,305.69 2014
98 Colombia 1,289.57 2014
99 Gabon 1,172.89 2014
100 Jamaica 1,055.52 2014
101 Syrian Arab Republic 949.59 2014
102 El Salvador 939.15 2014
103 Morocco 901.13 2014
104 Indonesia 811.90 2014
105 India 805.60 2014
106 Bolivia 752.69 2014
107 Zambia 707.19 2014
108 Philippines 699.21 2014
109 Honduras 630.14 2014
110 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 600.29 2014
111 Nicaragua 580.48 2014
112 Guatemala 577.89 2014
113 Zimbabwe 537.00 2014
114 Sri Lanka 531.27 2014
115 Pakistan 471.04 2014
116 Mozambique 462.62 2014
117 Ghana 354.71 2014
118 Angola 312.48 2014
119 Bangladesh 310.39 2014
120 Cameroon 280.67 2014
121 Côte d'Ivoire 276.15 2014
122 Cambodia 271.43 2014
123 Senegal 223.50 2014
124 Myanmar 216.78 2014
125 Yemen 216.26 2014
126 Congo 197.29 2014
127 Sudan 190.22 2014
128 Kenya 166.74 2014
129 Togo 152.72 2014
130 Nigeria 144.48 2014
131 Nepal 139.14 2014
132 Dem. Rep. Congo 108.58 2014
133 Benin 100.23 2014
134 Tanzania 99.17 2014
135 Ethiopia 69.72 2014
136 Eritrea 64.14 2011
137 Niger 51.44 2014
138 Haiti 38.97 2014

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Development Relevance: An economy's production and consumption of electricity are basic indicators of its size and level of development. Although a few countries export electric power, most production is for domestic consumption. Expanding the supply of electricity to meet the growing demand of increasingly urbanized and industrialized economies without incurring unacceptable social, economic, and environmental costs is one of the great challenges facing developing countries. Modern societies are becoming increasing dependent on reliable and secure electricity supplies to underpin economic growth and community prosperity. This reliance is set to grow as more efficient and less carbon intensive forms of power are developed and deployed to help decarbonize economies. Maintaining reliable and secure electricity services while seeking to rapidly decarbonize power systems is a key challenge for countries throughout the world. In developing economies growth in energy use is closely related to growth in the modern sectors - industry, motorized transport, and urban areas - but energy use also reflects climatic, geographic, and economic factors (such as the relative price of energy). Energy use has been growing rapidly in low- and middle-income economies, but high-income economies still use almost five times as much energy on a per capita basis. Governments in many countries are increasingly aware of the urgent need to make better use of the world's energy resources. Improved energy efficiency is often the most economic and readily available means of improving energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data on electric power production and consumption are collected from national energy agencies by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and adjusted by the IEA to meet international definitions. Data are reported as net consumption as opposed to gross consumption. Net consumption excludes the energy consumed by the generating units. For all countries except the United States, total electric power consumption is equal total net electricity generation plus electricity imports minus electricity exports minus electricity distribution losses. The IEA makes these estimates in consultation with national statistical offices, oil companies, electric utilities, and national energy experts. The IEA occasionally revises its time series to reflect political changes, and energy statistics undergo continual changes in coverage or methodology as more detailed energy accounts become available. Breaks in series are therefore unavoidable.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Electric power consumption per capita (kWh ) is the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants, divided by midyear population. Energy data are compiled by the International Energy Agency (IEA). IEA data for economies that are not members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are based on national energy data adjusted to conform to annual questionnaires completed by OECD member governments. Electricity consumption is equivalent to production less power plants' own use and transmission, distribution, and transformation losses less exports plus imports. It includes consumption by auxiliary stations, losses in transformers that are considered integral parts of those stations, and electricity produced by pumping installations. Where data are available, it covers electricity generated by primary sources of energy - coal, oil, gas, nuclear, hydro, geothermal, wind, tide and wave, and combustible renewables. Neither production nor consumption data capture the reliability of supplies, including breakdowns, load factors, and frequency of outages.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Restricted use: Please contact the International Energy Agency for third-party use of these data.