Electricity Generation by Country in 2012

In 2012, 🇨🇳China was the country with the highest electricity generation in the world, with a total of 4967.26 TWh. Followed by 🇺🇸, with the second highest electicity generation of 4040.67 TWh. The country with the lowest electricity generation for the year was 🇪🇭Western Sahara with only 0.0 TWh.

The geographic region with the higest electricity generation in 2012 was World with a total of 22169.94 TWh, closely followed by G20 with a electricity generation of 18706.74 TWh, and OECD with a annual electricity generation of 10583.15 TWh.

Countries with the Highest Electricity Generation in 2012

Country TWh YoY change YoY absolute change
🇨🇳 China 4,967.26 5.88% 275.91
🇺🇸 United States of America 4,040.67 -1.18% -48.2
🇮🇳 India 1,091.84 5.59% 57.84
🇯🇵 Japan 1,046.6 -0.04% -0.38
🇷🇺 Russian Federation (the) 1,014.73 1.53% 15.31
🇩🇪 Germany 620.39 2.51% 15.22
🇨🇦 Canada 612.27 0.12% 0.73
🇫🇷 France 567.08 -0.06% -0.32
🇧🇷 Brazil 547.16 3.75% 19.77
🇰🇷 South Korea 511.28 2.18% 10.93
🇬🇧 United Kingdom 360.89 -1.14% -4.17
🇮🇹 Italy 296.48 -1.09% -3.26
🇪🇸 Spain 293.77 0.82% 2.4
🇲🇽 Mexico 284.75 1.61% 4.51
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia 271.71 8.65% 21.63
🇮🇷 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 248.75 5.59% 13.16
🇹🇼 Taiwan 247.43 -0.74% -1.84
🇿🇦 South Africa 240.9 -1.47% -3.59
🇹🇷 Turkey 239.38 4.41% 10.1
🇦🇺 Australia 233.38 -3.12% -7.51
🇮🇩 Indonesia 208.94 8.9% 17.07
🇺🇦 Ukraine 198.36 1.75% 3.41
🇸🇪 Sweden 166.43 10.75% 16.15
🇪🇬 Egypt 164.39 4.65% 7.31
🇵🇱 Poland 161.63 -0.85% -1.38
🇹🇭 Thailand 157.15 6.8% 10.01
🇳🇴 Norway 146.55 16.12% 20.34
🇲🇾 Malaysia 133.99 5.48% 6.96
🇦🇷 Argentina 128.69 4.84% 5.94
🇻🇪 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 118.51 3.0% 3.45
🇻🇳 Viet Nam 115.15 13.44% 13.64
🇳🇱 Netherlands 103.07 -9.44% -10.74
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates 99.85 7.11% 6.63
🇵🇰 Pakistan 98.1 3.45% 3.27
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan 90.62 4.67% 4.04
🇨🇿 Czechia 86.61 -0.07% -0.06
🇧🇪 Belgium 81.42 -8.57% -7.63
🇵🇭 Philippines (the) 72.88 5.42% 3.75
🇫🇮 Finland 70.09 -4.26% -3.12
🇦🇹 Austria 68.7 10.34% 6.44
🇨🇱 Chile 65.76 6.0% 3.72
🇨🇭 Switzerland 64.17 8.4% 4.97
🇮🇱 Israel 63.01 5.72% 3.41
🇬🇷 Greece 60.75 2.64% 1.56
🇨🇴 Colombia 60.53 2.73% 1.61
🇵🇾 Paraguay 59.63 4.52% 2.58
🇷🇴 Romania 58.78 -5.19% -3.22
🇰🇼 Kuwait 57.45 6.31% 3.41
🇩🇿 Algeria 53.99 12.08% 5.82
🇺🇿 Uzbekistan 50.15 0.44% 0.22
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 46.48 -6.95% -3.47
🇧🇩 Bangladesh 45.83 10.01% 4.17
🇵🇹 Portugal 45.57 -12.16% -6.31
🇸🇬 Singapore 44.52 1.95% 0.85
🇮🇶 Iraq 43.48 -14.46% -7.35
🇳🇿 New Zealand 43.15 -0.28% -0.12
🇵🇪 Peru 38.42 2.43% 0.91
🇭🇰 Hong Kong 36.47 -0.71% -0.26
🇷🇸 Serbia 36.19 -4.81% -1.83
🇭🇺 Hungary 34.62 -3.89% -1.4
🇸🇾 Syrian Arab Republic (the) 33.16 -16.16% -6.39
🇶🇦 Qatar 32.71 13.26% 3.83
🇱🇾 Libya 32.22 31.78% 7.77
🇩🇰 Denmark 30.7 -12.83% -4.52
🇧🇾 Belarus 28.93 -4.36% -1.32
🇸🇰 Slovakia 28.24 0.11% 0.03
🇲🇦 Morocco 27.39 9.6% 2.4
🇳🇬 Nigeria 27.3 6.14% 1.58
🇮🇪 Ireland 27.13 -0.11% -0.03
🇴🇲 Oman 23.52 14.4% 2.96
🇧🇭 Bahrain 23.29 1.79% 0.41
🇪🇨 Ecuador 22.11 11.22% 2.23
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 21.7 12.9% 2.48
🇵🇷 Puerto Rico 21.2 5.89% 1.18
🇰🇵 Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of) 18.75 0.11% 0.02
🇨🇺 Cuba 17.36 3.83% 0.64
🇮🇸 Iceland 17.29 2.61% 0.44
🇹🇯 Tajikistan 16.8 4.54% 0.73
🇹🇳 Tunisia 16.8 9.59% 1.47
🇹🇲 Turkmenistan 16.69 3.09% 0.5
🇩🇴 Dominican Republic (the) 15.8 5.83% 0.87
🇯🇴 Jordan 15.6 13.29% 1.83
🇸🇮 Slovenia 15.55 -2.32% -0.37
🇱🇧 Lebanon 15.54 1.11% 0.17
🇲🇿 Mozambique 15.08 -9.86% -1.65
🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan 14.97 0.07% 0.01
🇧🇦 Bosnia Herzegovina 13.44 -7.82% -1.14
🇱🇦 Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) 12.93 0.7% 0.09
🇿🇲 Zambia 12.31 7.51% 0.86
🇪🇪 Estonia 11.96 -7.21% -0.93
🇬🇭 Ghana 11.72 7.23% 0.79
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka 11.37 1.61% 0.18
🇲🇲 Myanmar 10.67 10.68% 1.03
🇺🇾 Uruguay 10.62 2.41% 0.25
🇭🇷 Croatia 10.59 -5.7% -0.64
🇨🇷 Costa Rica 10.05 3.61% 0.35
🇬🇪 Georgia 9.47 -5.11% -0.51
🇸🇩 Sudan (the) 9.34 11.32% 0.95
🇬🇹 Guatemala 9.32 12.56% 1.04
🇿🇼 Zimbabwe 8.93 -0.11% -0.01
🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago 8.58 4.13% 0.34
🇵🇦 Panama 8.36 10.58% 0.8
🇰🇪 Kenya 8.09 6.59% 0.5
🇦🇲 Armenia 7.61 7.64% 0.54
🇪🇹 Ethiopia 7.55 19.46% 1.23
🇨🇩 Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) 7.52 -3.71% -0.29
🇭🇳 Honduras 7.49 7.0% 0.49
🇧🇴 Bolivia 7.32 6.55% 0.45
🇧🇹 Bhutan 6.74 -3.3% -0.23
🇾🇪 Yemen 6.64 13.89% 0.81
🇨🇮 Cote d'Ivoire 6.62 14.93% 0.86
🇸🇻 El Salvador 6.26 2.79% 0.17
🇲🇰 North Macedonia 6.26 -7.4% -0.5
🇱🇻 Latvia 6.17 1.31% 0.08
🇦🇴 Angola 6.03 9.04% 0.5
🇽🇰 Kosovo 5.94 2.41% 0.14
🇲🇩 Moldova 5.81 0.35% 0.02
🇹🇿 Tanzania, the United Republic of 5.48 9.38% 0.47
🇨🇲 Cameroon 5.3 -7.5% -0.43
🇨🇾 Cyprus 4.72 -4.07% -0.2
🇦🇱 Albania 4.68 12.77% 0.53
🇲🇳 Mongolia 4.53 6.09% 0.26
🇱🇹 Lithuania 4.3 7.77% 0.31
🇯🇲 Jamaica 3.93 -2.24% -0.09
🇳🇮 Nicaragua 3.89 6.28% 0.23
🇧🇳 Brunei Darussalam 3.7 5.71% 0.2
🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea 3.61 2.27% 0.08
🇳🇵 Nepal 3.53 2.02% 0.07
🇸🇳 Senegal 3.17 10.84% 0.31
🇲🇪 Montenegro 2.85 7.55% 0.2
🇱🇺 Luxembourg 2.76 4.55% 0.12
🇲🇺 Mauritius 2.64 1.93% 0.05
🇲🇹 Malta 2.3 5.99% 0.13
🇲🇱 Mali 2.26 18.95% 0.36
🇳🇨 New Caledonia 2.18 1.4% 0.03
🇲🇼 Malawi 2.09 4.5% 0.09
🇬🇦 Gabon 2.08 6.12% 0.12
🇺🇬 Uganda 1.96 -24.9% -0.65
🇸🇷 Suriname 1.89 0.0% 0.0
🇧🇸 Bahamas (the) 1.79 -7.25% -0.14
🇲🇬 Madagascar 1.7 26.87% 0.36
🇬🇺 Guam 1.68 -2.89% -0.05
🇨🇬 Congo (the) 1.64 32.26% 0.4
🇳🇦 Namibia 1.63 13.99% 0.2
🇰🇭 Cambodia 1.38 39.39% 0.39
🇧🇧 Barbados 1.06 7.07% 0.07
🇭🇹 Haiti 1.05 61.54% 0.4
🇬🇾 Guyana 0.95 4.4% 0.04
🇲🇷 Mauritania 0.91 9.64% 0.08
🇦🇫 Afghanistan 0.88 12.82% 0.1
🇦🇼 Aruba 0.87 -1.14% -0.01
🇧🇫 Burkina Faso 0.87 26.09% 0.18
🇫🇯 Fiji 0.86 0.0% 0.0
🇻🇮 Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.78 -1.27% -0.01
🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea 0.75 15.38% 0.1
🇸🇿 Eswatini 0.74 4.23% 0.03
🇬🇳 Guinea 0.71 -16.47% -0.14
🇵🇫 French Polynesia 0.64 -1.54% -0.01
🇰🇾 Cayman Islands (the) 0.59 0.0% 0.0
🇲🇴 Macao 0.53 -36.14% -0.3
🇱🇸 Lesotho 0.49 0.0% 0.0
🇧🇿 Belize 0.47 9.3% 0.04
🇬🇱 Greenland 0.44 -4.35% -0.02
🇵🇸 Palestine, State of 0.44 -18.52% -0.1
🇸🇸 South Sudan 0.42 %
🇲🇻 Maldives 0.39 8.33% 0.03
🇳🇪 Niger (the) 0.39 21.88% 0.07
🇸🇨 Seychelles 0.39 2.63% 0.01
🇩🇯 Djibouti 0.37 2.78% 0.01
🇨🇻 Cabo Verde 0.36 2.86% 0.01
🇱🇨 Saint Lucia 0.36 0.0% 0.0
🇷🇼 Rwanda 0.34 9.68% 0.03
🇧🇼 Botswana 0.33 -26.67% -0.12
🇸🇴 Somalia 0.32 3.23% 0.01
🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda 0.31 -3.13% -0.01
🇪🇷 Eritrea 0.31 3.33% 0.01
🇫🇴 Faroe Islands (the) 0.28 7.69% 0.02
🇱🇷 Liberia 0.28 0.0% 0.0
🇬🇲 Gambia (the) 0.25 4.17% 0.01
🇹🇩 Chad 0.23 21.05% 0.04
🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.2 11.11% 0.02
🇹🇨 Turks and Caicos Islands (the) 0.2 5.26% 0.01
🇬🇩 Grenada 0.19 -5.0% -0.01
🇻🇬 Virgin Islands (British) 0.19 5.56% 0.01
🇨🇫 Central African Republic (the) 0.18 0.0% 0.0
🇸🇱 Sierra Leone 0.18 5.88% 0.01
🇦🇸 American Samoa 0.16 0.0% 0.0
🇧🇮 Burundi 0.15 7.14% 0.01
🇻🇨 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.14 0.0% 0.0
🇹🇱 Timor-Leste 0.13 -7.14% -0.01
🇼🇸 Samoa 0.11 -8.33% -0.01
🇹🇬 Togo 0.11 -8.33% -0.01
🇩🇲 Dominica 0.1 0.0% 0.0
🇸🇧 Solomon Islands 0.08 0.0% 0.0
🇸🇹 Sao Tome and Principe 0.06 0.0% 0.0
🇻🇺 Vanuatu 0.06 0.0% 0.0
🇧🇯 Benin 0.05 -44.44% -0.04
🇰🇲 Comoros (the) 0.05 0.0% 0.0
🇹🇴 Tonga 0.05 0.0% 0.0
🇵🇲 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.04 0.0% 0.0
🇨🇰 Cook Islands (the) 0.03 0.0% 0.0
🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau 0.03 0.0% 0.0
🇫🇰 Falkland Islands (the) [Malvinas] 0.02 0.0% 0.0
🇰🇮 Kiribati 0.02 0.0% 0.0
🇲🇸 Montserrat 0.02 0.0% 0.0
🇳🇷 Nauru 0.02 0.0% 0.0
🇧🇲 Bermuda 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇫 French Guiana 0.0 -100.0% -1.06
🇬🇮 Gibraltar 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇵 Guadeloupe 0.0 -100.0% -1.7
🇲🇶 Martinique 0.0 -100.0% -1.46
🇳🇺 Niue 0.0 % 0.0
🇷🇪 Reunion 0.0 -100.0% -2.89
🇸🇭 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 0.0 % 0.0
🇪🇭 Western Sahara 0.0 % 0.0

Regions with the Highest Electricity Generation in 2012

Country TWh YoY change YoY absolute change
🗺️ World 22,169.94 2.38% 515.69
🗺️ G20 18,706.74 2.02% 370.73
🗺️ OECD 10,583.15 0.03% 2.97
🗺️ Asia 9,081.18 4.75% 411.77
🗺️ G7 7,544.38 -0.53% -40.38
🗺️ Europe 5,052.04 0.83% 41.36
🗺️ North America 4,653.38 -1.01% -47.49
🗺️ EU 2,906.29 -0.18% -5.16
🗺️ Latin America and Caribbean 1,466.76 3.36% 47.62
🗺️ Middle East 935.15 4.99% 44.41
🗺️ Africa 695.4 3.82% 25.61
🗺️ Oceania 286.03 -2.58% -7.59

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

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The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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