Electricity Generation by Country in 2016

In 2016, 🇨🇳China was the country with the highest electricity generation in the world, with a total of 6090.97 TWh. Followed by 🇺🇸, with the second highest electicity generation of 4087.56 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 2016 was World with a total of 24294.35 TWh, closely followed by G20 with a electricity generation of 20396.11 TWh, and Asia with a annual electricity generation of 10773.46 TWh.

Countries with the Highest Electricity Generation in 2016

Country TWh YoY change YoY absolute change
🇨🇳 China 6,090.97 5.24% 303.17
🇺🇸 United States of America 4,087.56 0.09% 3.57
🇮🇳 India 1,401.63 6.03% 79.67
🇷🇺 Russian Federation (the) 1,034.13 2.28% 23.07
🇯🇵 Japan 1,004.97 0.02% 0.16
🇨🇦 Canada 644.88 0.93% 5.93
🇩🇪 Germany 642.97 0.37% 2.4
🇧🇷 Brazil 571.4 -0.03% -0.17
🇫🇷 France 558.65 -2.66% -15.27
🇰🇷 South Korea 536.03 2.16% 11.33
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia 337.43 -0.28% -0.96
🇬🇧 United Kingdom 336.28 0.28% 0.94
🇲🇽 Mexico 303.02 1.73% 5.14
🇮🇹 Italy 287.2 2.22% 6.25
🇮🇷 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 286.13 2.1% 5.89
🇹🇷 Turkey 273.69 4.75% 12.4
🇪🇸 Spain 271.19 -2.27% -6.29
🇹🇼 Taiwan 260.82 2.24% 5.71
🇮🇩 Indonesia 257.55 5.87% 14.28
🇦🇺 Australia 246.07 6.6% 15.23
🇿🇦 South Africa 235.99 1.75% 4.05
🇪🇬 Egypt 189.57 1.74% 3.25
🇹🇭 Thailand 177.76 6.62% 11.03
🇻🇳 Viet Nam 175.75 11.27% 17.8
🇵🇱 Poland 166.09 1.13% 1.85
🇺🇦 Ukraine 162.86 0.75% 1.22
🇲🇾 Malaysia 156.65 4.36% 6.54
🇸🇪 Sweden 155.89 -3.77% -6.11
🇳🇴 Norway 148.13 3.54% 5.07
🇦🇷 Argentina 139.64 1.34% 1.85
🇵🇰 Pakistan 123.65 10.11% 11.35
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates 121.85 1.75% 2.09
🇳🇱 Netherlands 113.83 4.62% 5.03
🇻🇪 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 104.68 -12.18% -14.52
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan 94.63 3.25% 2.98
🇵🇭 Philippines (the) 90.82 10.22% 8.42
🇧🇪 Belgium 83.96 23.25% 15.84
🇨🇿 Czechia 82.01 -0.62% -0.51
🇮🇶 Iraq 75.46 16.54% 10.71
🇨🇴 Colombia 74.55 -2.18% -1.66
🇨🇱 Chile 73.36 2.24% 1.61
🇫🇮 Finland 68.48 0.18% 0.12
🇮🇱 Israel 67.03 4.34% 2.79
🇩🇿 Algeria 66.76 3.22% 2.08
🇰🇼 Kuwait 65.85 2.59% 1.66
🇦🇹 Austria 65.25 5.5% 3.4
🇧🇩 Bangladesh 64.84 16.62% 9.24
🇷🇴 Romania 64.59 -2.02% -1.33
🇵🇾 Paraguay 63.3 14.38% 7.96
🇵🇹 Portugal 59.13 15.33% 7.86
🇨🇭 Switzerland 57.5 -7.48% -4.65
🇺🇿 Uzbekistan 56.0 2.66% 1.45
🇬🇷 Greece 54.41 4.98% 2.58
🇵🇪 Peru 49.84 7.79% 3.6
🇸🇬 Singapore 49.11 2.61% 1.25
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 44.56 -8.5% -4.14
🇳🇿 New Zealand 42.92 -0.97% -0.42
🇶🇦 Qatar 39.9 1.94% 0.76
🇷🇸 Serbia 38.61 2.71% 1.02
🇭🇰 Hong Kong 36.0 0.78% 0.28
🇴🇲 Oman 32.17 4.48% 1.38
🇳🇬 Nigeria 32.01 3.93% 1.21
🇭🇺 Hungary 31.81 5.02% 1.52
🇧🇾 Belarus 31.56 -1.44% -0.46
🇩🇰 Denmark 30.55 5.6% 1.62
🇲🇦 Morocco 30.48 3.18% 0.94
🇮🇪 Ireland 30.23 7.58% 2.13
🇱🇾 Libya 29.54 -16.22% -5.72
🇪🇨 Ecuador 27.14 8.17% 2.05
🇧🇭 Bahrain 26.81 0.07% 0.02
🇸🇰 Slovakia 26.68 0.53% 0.14
🇱🇦 Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) 25.02 56.08% 8.99
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 23.57 1.25% 0.29
🇹🇲 Turkmenistan 21.18 0.0% 0.0
🇵🇷 Puerto Rico 20.96 2.69% 0.55
🇨🇺 Cuba 19.37 0.78% 0.15
🇩🇴 Dominican Republic (the) 18.67 10.41% 1.76
🇯🇴 Jordan 18.54 3.4% 0.61
🇲🇿 Mozambique 18.53 -5.89% -1.16
🇹🇳 Tunisia 18.49 0.76% 0.14
🇱🇧 Lebanon 18.28 4.1% 0.72
🇮🇸 Iceland 18.17 -2.05% -0.38
🇲🇲 Myanmar 17.55 11.64% 1.83
🇸🇾 Syrian Arab Republic (the) 17.19 1.42% 0.24
🇹🇯 Tajikistan 17.03 0.29% 0.05
🇧🇦 Bosnia Herzegovina 16.99 13.49% 2.02
🇰🇵 Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of) 16.56 23.4% 3.14
🇸🇮 Slovenia 16.23 9.66% 1.43
🇸🇩 Sudan (the) 14.11 10.06% 1.29
🇺🇾 Uruguay 13.76 1.18% 0.16
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka 13.69 7.63% 0.97
🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan 13.04 1.8% 0.23
🇭🇷 Croatia 12.62 12.18% 1.37
🇪🇹 Ethiopia 12.47 20.02% 2.08
🇪🇪 Estonia 12.17 19.9% 2.02
🇬🇹 Guatemala 12.03 5.25% 0.6
🇿🇲 Zambia 11.61 -13.16% -1.76
🇬🇭 Ghana 11.4 2.06% 0.23
🇬🇪 Georgia 11.35 6.97% 0.74
🇨🇷 Costa Rica 10.85 0.84% 0.09
🇦🇴 Angola 10.21 9.67% 0.9
🇵🇦 Panama 10.0 6.95% 0.65
🇰🇪 Kenya 9.69 -1.82% -0.18
🇭🇳 Honduras 9.56 1.81% 0.17
🇨🇩 Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) 9.02 2.04% 0.18
🇨🇮 Cote d'Ivoire 8.94 9.56% 0.78
🇧🇴 Bolivia 8.86 2.78% 0.24
🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago 8.86 -1.56% -0.14
🇧🇹 Bhutan 7.88 1.94% 0.15
🇦🇱 Albania 7.7 31.85% 1.86
🇹🇿 Tanzania, the United Republic of 6.97 6.25% 0.41
🇦🇲 Armenia 6.95 -5.83% -0.43
🇨🇲 Cameroon 6.92 -10.13% -0.78
🇿🇼 Zimbabwe 6.82 -27.37% -2.57
🇱🇻 Latvia 6.42 15.88% 0.88
🇸🇻 El Salvador 6.02 0.17% 0.01
🇽🇰 Kosovo 5.98 -2.13% -0.13
🇲🇩 Moldova 5.85 -3.31% -0.2
🇲🇰 North Macedonia 5.63 -0.35% -0.02
🇰🇭 Cambodia 5.43 27.46% 1.17
🇲🇳 Mongolia 5.34 2.89% 0.15
🇨🇾 Cyprus 4.89 7.71% 0.35
🇾🇪 Yemen 4.52 -23.78% -1.41
🇳🇮 Nicaragua 4.47 0.68% 0.03
🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea 4.27 2.89% 0.12
🇳🇵 Nepal 4.23 22.61% 0.78
🇸🇳 Senegal 4.17 7.47% 0.29
🇯🇲 Jamaica 4.13 5.63% 0.22
🇧🇳 Brunei Darussalam 4.01 1.78% 0.07
🇺🇬 Uganda 3.77 31.36% 0.9
🇱🇹 Lithuania 3.41 -14.75% -0.59
🇲🇪 Montenegro 3.14 4.67% 0.14
🇳🇨 New Caledonia 2.96 7.64% 0.21
🇲🇺 Mauritius 2.9 1.75% 0.05
🇨🇬 Congo (the) 2.83 5.99% 0.16
🇲🇱 Mali 2.77 19.4% 0.45
🇧🇼 Botswana 2.52 -9.68% -0.27
🇬🇦 Gabon 2.24 9.27% 0.19
🇲🇼 Malawi 2.19 -0.9% -0.02
🇲🇬 Madagascar 2.02 -1.94% -0.04
🇸🇷 Suriname 1.92 -1.54% -0.03
🇧🇸 Bahamas (the) 1.85 -1.6% -0.03
🇬🇺 Guam 1.73 4.85% 0.08
🇬🇳 Guinea 1.61 41.23% 0.47
🇧🇫 Burkina Faso 1.55 8.39% 0.12
🇳🇦 Namibia 1.47 -5.77% -0.09
🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea 1.4 7.69% 0.1
🇦🇫 Afghanistan 1.21 2.54% 0.03
🇲🇷 Mauritania 1.21 6.14% 0.07
🇬🇾 Guyana 1.1 5.77% 0.06
🇭🇹 Haiti 1.02 4.08% 0.04
🇧🇧 Barbados 1.0 2.04% 0.02
🇲🇴 Macao 0.99 3.13% 0.03
🇫🇯 Fiji 0.96 0.0% 0.0
🇦🇼 Aruba 0.9 -3.23% -0.03
🇲🇹 Malta 0.86 -33.85% -0.44
🇱🇺 Luxembourg 0.79 -41.04% -0.55
🇷🇼 Rwanda 0.68 17.24% 0.1
🇻🇮 Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.68 -1.45% -0.01
🇰🇾 Cayman Islands (the) 0.65 4.84% 0.03
🇲🇻 Maldives 0.61 7.02% 0.04
🇵🇫 French Polynesia 0.58 0.0% 0.0
🇸🇿 Eswatini 0.56 1.82% 0.01
🇧🇿 Belize 0.53 -1.85% -0.01
🇱🇸 Lesotho 0.52 -1.89% -0.01
🇵🇸 Palestine, State of 0.51 6.25% 0.03
🇳🇪 Niger (the) 0.5 -1.96% -0.01
🇸🇸 South Sudan 0.49 -9.26% -0.05
🇬🇱 Greenland 0.48 -5.88% -0.03
🇸🇨 Seychelles 0.47 6.82% 0.03
🇨🇻 Cabo Verde 0.43 4.88% 0.02
🇹🇬 Togo 0.43 16.22% 0.06
🇹🇱 Timor-Leste 0.41 17.14% 0.06
🇱🇷 Liberia 0.38 31.03% 0.09
🇱🇨 Saint Lucia 0.37 2.78% 0.01
🇪🇷 Eritrea 0.34 3.03% 0.01
🇸🇴 Somalia 0.34 3.03% 0.01
🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda 0.32 -3.03% -0.01
🇫🇴 Faroe Islands (the) 0.3 -3.23% -0.01
🇹🇩 Chad 0.29 3.57% 0.01
🇬🇲 Gambia (the) 0.29 3.57% 0.01
🇧🇯 Benin 0.25 -16.67% -0.05
🇹🇨 Turks and Caicos Islands (the) 0.23 4.55% 0.01
🇸🇱 Sierra Leone 0.22 15.79% 0.03
🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.21 5.0% 0.01
🇬🇩 Grenada 0.2 5.26% 0.01
🇻🇬 Virgin Islands (British) 0.2 0.0% 0.0
🇧🇮 Burundi 0.19 5.56% 0.01
🇦🇸 American Samoa 0.17 6.25% 0.01
🇨🇫 Central African Republic (the) 0.17 0.0% 0.0
🇻🇨 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.15 7.14% 0.01
🇼🇸 Samoa 0.14 7.69% 0.01
🇩🇲 Dominica 0.11 10.0% 0.01
🇸🇧 Solomon Islands 0.1 11.11% 0.01
🇸🇹 Sao Tome and Principe 0.09 12.5% 0.01
🇩🇯 Djibouti 0.08 -52.94% -0.09
🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau 0.08 33.33% 0.02
🇻🇺 Vanuatu 0.07 0.0% 0.0
🇰🇲 Comoros (the) 0.05 0.0% 0.0
🇵🇲 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.05 0.0% 0.0
🇹🇴 Tonga 0.05 0.0% 0.0
🇨🇰 Cook Islands (the) 0.03 0.0% 0.0
🇰🇮 Kiribati 0.03 50.0% 0.01
🇳🇷 Nauru 0.03 0.0% 0.0
🇫🇰 Falkland Islands (the) [Malvinas] 0.02 0.0% 0.0
🇲🇸 Montserrat 0.02 0.0% 0.0
🇧🇲 Bermuda 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇫 French Guiana 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇮 Gibraltar 0.0 % 0.0
🇬🇵 Guadeloupe 0.0 % 0.0
🇲🇶 Martinique 0.0 % 0.0
🇳🇺 Niue 0.0 % 0.0
🇷🇪 Reunion 0.0 % 0.0
🇸🇭 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 0.0 % 0.0
🇪🇭 Western Sahara 0.0 % 0.0

Regions with the Highest Electricity Generation in 2016

Country TWh YoY change YoY absolute change
🗺️ World 24,294.35 2.68% 634.06
🗺️ G20 20,396.11 2.52% 501.22
🗺️ Asia 10,773.46 4.9% 502.96
🗺️ OECD 10,692.36 0.78% 82.9
🗺️ G7 7,562.51 0.05% 3.98
🗺️ Europe 5,041.39 1.27% 63.45
🗺️ North America 4,732.92 0.2% 9.47
🗺️ EU 2,894.87 0.75% 21.56
🗺️ Latin America and Caribbean 1,565.77 0.67% 10.43
🗺️ Middle East 1,111.67 2.26% 24.53
🗺️ Africa 769.03 1.05% 7.96
🗺️ Oceania 300.11 5.36% 15.26

Data Information

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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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