Energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita) - Country Ranking

Definition: 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.

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 Qatar 18,562.67 2014
2 Iceland 17,478.89 2015
3 Trinidad and Tobago 14,446.75 2014
4 Bahrain 10,594.00 2014
5 Kuwait 8,956.82 2014
6 Brunei 8,632.33 2014
7 United Arab Emirates 7,769.24 2014
8 Canada 7,600.33 2015
9 Saudi Arabia 6,937.23 2014
10 United States 6,800.65 2015
11 Luxembourg 6,548.41 2015
12 Oman 6,141.77 2014
13 Finland 5,924.70 2015
14 Norway 5,817.64 2015
15 Australia 5,489.96 2015
16 Korea 5,413.35 2015
17 Singapore 5,121.80 2014
18 Sweden 5,102.79 2015
19 Russia 4,942.88 2014
20 Turkmenistan 4,893.49 2014
21 Palau 4,868.95 1990
22 Belgium 4,687.79 2015
23 New Zealand 4,444.73 2015
24 Kazakhstan 4,434.40 2014
25 Netherlands 4,233.04 2015
26 Estonia 4,173.33 2015
27 Czech Republic 3,860.00 2015
28 Germany 3,817.55 2015
29 Austria 3,804.49 2015
30 France 3,687.82 2015
31 Japan 3,428.56 2015
32 Slovenia 3,174.87 2015
33 Iran 3,023.49 2014
34 Slovak Republic 3,003.66 2015
35 Malaysia 2,967.54 2014
36 Switzerland 2,960.07 2015
37 Belarus 2,928.52 2014
38 Libya 2,880.14 2014
39 Ireland 2,835.02 2015
40 Denmark 2,816.62 2015
41 Israel 2,777.88 2015
42 United Kingdom 2,763.98 2015
43 South Africa 2,715.29 2014
44 Gabon 2,705.82 2014
45 Spain 2,571.18 2015
46 Poland 2,490.21 2015
47 Italy 2,481.76 2015
48 Bulgaria 2,477.66 2014
49 Hungary 2,432.75 2015
50 Seychelles 2,410.83 2007
51 Lithuania 2,387.28 2014
52 Ukraine 2,334.41 2014
53 Venezuela 2,268.06 2013
54 China 2,236.73 2014
55 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,194.06 2014
56 Greece 2,182.07 2015
57 Latvia 2,176.84 2014
58 Portugal 2,131.68 2015
59 Equatorial Guinea 2,121.00 2007
60 The Bahamas 2,071.11 2007
61 Chile 2,028.89 2015
62 Argentina 2,015.19 2014
63 Thailand 1,969.63 2014
64 Hong Kong SAR, China 1,967.16 2014
65 Croatia 1,897.84 2014
66 Serbia 1,859.43 2014
67 Mongolia 1,838.24 2014
68 Malta 1,811.49 2014
69 Cyprus 1,712.12 2014
70 St. Kitts and Nevis 1,667.24 2007
71 Turkey 1,656.80 2015
72 Antigua and Barbuda 1,597.71 2007
73 Romania 1,591.67 2014
74 Montenegro 1,538.26 2014
75 Azerbaijan 1,502.08 2014
76 Mexico 1,488.02 2015
77 Brazil 1,484.93 2014
78 Barbados 1,452.11 2007
79 Uzbekistan 1,419.48 2013
80 Iraq 1,413.50 2014
81 Uruguay 1,378.27 2014
82 Lebanon 1,337.37 2014
83 Algeria 1,321.10 2014
84 Macedonia 1,262.56 2014
85 Suriname 1,259.49 2014
86 Botswana 1,252.68 2014
87 Georgia 1,177.87 2014
88 Mauritius 1,111.42 2014
89 Panama 1,079.13 2014
90 Costa Rica 1,031.14 2014
91 Cuba 1,022.67 2014
92 Armenia 1,018.07 2014
93 Jamaica 981.31 2014
94 Tunisia 943.61 2014
95 Jordan 928.52 2014
96 Moldova 928.33 2014
97 Ecuador 891.69 2014
98 Indonesia 883.91 2014
99 Guatemala 830.09 2014
100 Egypt 814.99 2014
101 Albania 808.46 2014
102 Bolivia 788.80 2014
103 Paraguay 788.69 2014
104 Grenada 781.96 2007
105 Peru 767.69 2014
106 St. Lucia 765.15 2007
107 Nigeria 763.39 2014
108 Namibia 761.62 2014
109 Zimbabwe 749.67 2013
110 Dominican Republic 734.41 2014
111 Colombia 711.58 2014
112 Guyana 668.57 2007
113 Vietnam 667.65 2013
114 Kyrgyz Republic 650.40 2014
115 El Salvador 647.31 2014
116 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 641.93 2007
117 India 637.43 2014
118 Zambia 635.33 2013
119 Fiji 627.69 2007
120 Côte d'Ivoire 615.80 2014
121 Nicaragua 609.01 2014
122 Honduras 607.86 2014
123 Dominica 606.06 2007
124 Belize 596.50 2007
125 Tonga 566.64 2007
126 Syrian Arab Republic 562.54 2014
127 Morocco 553.10 2014
128 Angola 545.04 2014
129 Congo 539.53 2014
130 Sri Lanka 515.68 2014
131 Kenya 513.43 2014
132 Ethiopia 496.81 2014
133 Pakistan 484.45 2014
134 Philippines 476.24 2014
135 Tanzania 475.43 2014
136 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 474.24 2014
137 Togo 456.67 2014
138 Mozambique 427.60 2014
139 Cambodia 416.94 2014
140 Benin 416.80 2014
141 Nepal 412.72 2014
142 Haiti 392.80 2014
143 Dem. Rep. Congo 389.57 2014
144 Sudan 380.87 2014
145 Myanmar 371.87 2014
146 Swaziland 371.56 2007
147 Bhutan 355.19 2007
148 Cameroon 341.86 2014
149 Tajikistan 335.39 2014
150 Ghana 335.05 2014
151 Yemen 323.17 2013
152 Samoa 318.18 2007
153 Senegal 272.08 2014
154 São Tomé and Principe 269.77 2007
155 Bangladesh 222.22 2014
156 Cabo Verde 211.74 2007
157 Djibouti 176.67 2007
158 Eritrea 169.76 2011
159 Vanuatu 159.12 2007
160 Niger 150.73 2014
161 Solomon Islands 129.83 2007
162 Kiribati 114.21 2007
163 The Gambia 86.41 2007
164 Guinea-Bissau 65.70 2007
165 Comoros 63.90 2007
166 Timor-Leste 57.28 2007
167 Lesotho 9.58 2007

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Development Relevance: 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: 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: Total energy use refers to the use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels (such as electricity and refined petroleum products). It includes energy from combustible renewables and waste - solid biomass and animal products, gas and liquid from biomass, and industrial and municipal waste. Biomass is any plant matter used directly as fuel or converted into fuel, heat, or electricity. World Bank population estimates are used to calculate per capita data. 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. Data for combustible renewables and waste are often based on small surveys or other incomplete information and thus give only a broad impression of developments and are not strictly comparable across countries. The IEA reports include country notes that explain some of these differences. All forms of energy - primary energy and primary electricity - are converted into oil equivalents. A notional thermal efficiency of 33 percent is assumed for converting nuclear electricity into oil equivalents and 100 percent efficiency for converting hydroelectric power.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

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