Electricity Generation by Country in 2018

In 2018, 🇨🇳China was the country with the highest electricity generation in the world, with a total of 7120.6 TWh. Followed by 🇺🇸, with the second highest electicity generation of 4201.55 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 2018 was World with a total of 26021.87 TWh, closely followed by G20 with a electricity generation of 21876.97 TWh, and Asia with a annual electricity generation of 12175.49 TWh.

Countries with the Highest Electricity Generation in 2018

Country TWh YoY change YoY absolute change
🇨🇳 China 7,120.6 8.57% 562.34
🇺🇸 United States of America 4,201.55 3.68% 149.24
🇮🇳 India 1,578.98 7.33% 107.82
🇷🇺 Russian Federation (the) 1,047.59 1.01% 10.45
🇯🇵 Japan 1,012.06 0.3% 3.07
🇨🇦 Canada 635.89 -1.37% -8.81
🇩🇪 Germany 632.72 -2.06% -13.29
🇧🇷 Brazil 594.14 2.23% 12.98
🇫🇷 France 575.83 3.55% 19.75
🇰🇷 South Korea 562.28 3.92% 21.22
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia 334.86 -5.51% -19.51
🇲🇽 Mexico 332.02 7.4% 22.88
🇬🇧 United Kingdom 330.5 -1.37% -4.6
🇮🇷 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 312.35 2.35% 7.18
🇹🇷 Turkey 303.86 2.51% 7.43
🇮🇹 Italy 287.39 -2.03% -5.94
🇮🇩 Indonesia 283.79 6.76% 17.98
🇹🇼 Taiwan 272.16 1.96% 5.23
🇪🇸 Spain 271.88 -0.37% -1.02
🇦🇺 Australia 250.38 0.19% 0.47
🇿🇦 South Africa 237.03 -0.37% -0.87
🇻🇳 Viet Nam 209.19 9.18% 17.59
🇪🇬 Egypt 199.62 1.41% 2.78
🇹🇭 Thailand 182.1 0.17% 0.3
🇲🇾 Malaysia 170.58 6.19% 9.94
🇵🇱 Poland 169.49 -0.26% -0.44
🇸🇪 Sweden 163.36 -0.53% -0.87
🇺🇦 Ukraine 158.23 2.47% 3.81
🇳🇴 Norway 145.84 -1.73% -2.57
🇵🇰 Pakistan 139.9 6.32% 8.32
🇦🇷 Argentina 139.79 0.88% 1.22
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates 127.93 1.1% 1.39
🇳🇱 Netherlands 113.68 -1.69% -1.96
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan 107.27 4.02% 4.15
🇵🇭 Philippines (the) 99.77 5.72% 5.4
🇻🇪 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 97.27 -3.89% -3.94
🇨🇿 Czechia 86.86 1.26% 1.08
🇮🇶 Iraq 83.11 1.0% 0.82
🇨🇴 Colombia 79.19 2.23% 1.73
🇨🇱 Chile 76.74 3.4% 2.52
🇧🇩 Bangladesh 73.97 7.34% 5.06
🇧🇪 Belgium 73.52 -13.43% -11.41
🇩🇿 Algeria 72.11 0.85% 0.61
🇫🇮 Finland 69.98 4.25% 2.85
🇰🇼 Kuwait 69.64 1.81% 1.24
🇮🇱 Israel 68.87 1.88% 1.27
🇦🇹 Austria 65.04 -3.53% -2.38
🇷🇴 Romania 64.44 0.77% 0.49
🇨🇭 Switzerland 62.27 9.98% 5.65
🇺🇿 Uzbekistan 59.43 2.36% 1.37
🇵🇾 Paraguay 58.75 -0.81% -0.48
🇵🇹 Portugal 58.41 1.23% 0.71
🇵🇪 Peru 54.67 4.21% 2.21
🇬🇷 Greece 53.25 -3.5% -1.93
🇸🇬 Singapore 50.53 1.65% 0.82
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 46.54 3.58% 1.61
🇶🇦 Qatar 45.18 5.17% 2.22
🇳🇿 New Zealand 43.43 0.25% 0.11
🇧🇾 Belarus 36.67 13.0% 4.22
🇷🇸 Serbia 36.67 0.63% 0.23
🇴🇲 Oman 35.47 4.38% 1.49
🇭🇰 Hong Kong 34.42 -1.23% -0.43
🇲🇦 Morocco 34.23 8.49% 2.68
🇱🇦 Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) 33.69 10.82% 3.29
🇱🇾 Libya 32.13 2.68% 0.84
🇭🇺 Hungary 31.93 -2.74% -0.9
🇳🇬 Nigeria 31.86 -2.84% -0.93
🇮🇪 Ireland 30.9 0.78% 0.24
🇩🇰 Denmark 30.36 -2.16% -0.67
🇪🇨 Ecuador 29.03 4.31% 1.2
🇧🇭 Bahrain 27.78 1.09% 0.3
🇸🇰 Slovakia 26.57 -2.64% -0.72
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 23.82 3.75% 0.86
🇲🇲 Myanmar 22.38 9.38% 1.92
🇹🇲 Turkmenistan 21.18 0.0% 0.0
🇱🇧 Lebanon 20.03 0.0% 0.0
🇨🇺 Cuba 19.64 1.29% 0.25
🇩🇴 Dominican Republic (the) 19.63 3.26% 0.62
🇹🇳 Tunisia 19.52 1.83% 0.35
🇹🇯 Tajikistan 19.48 8.89% 1.59
🇮🇸 Iceland 19.43 3.13% 0.59
🇯🇴 Jordan 19.26 -1.63% -0.32
🇧🇦 Bosnia Herzegovina 18.24 17.98% 2.78
🇸🇾 Syrian Arab Republic (the) 17.14 -1.38% -0.24
🇵🇷 Puerto Rico 16.99 1.8% 0.3
🇲🇿 Mozambique 16.83 0.24% 0.04
🇿🇲 Zambia 16.13 11.7% 1.69
🇸🇮 Slovenia 16.12 0.44% 0.07
🇸🇩 Sudan (the) 15.91 4.53% 0.69
🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan 15.31 0.13% 0.02
🇰🇵 Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of) 15.14 3.63% 0.53
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka 14.97 1.91% 0.28
🇺🇾 Uruguay 14.51 1.82% 0.26
🇬🇭 Ghana 14.37 11.92% 1.53
🇬🇹 Guatemala 14.11 11.28% 1.43
🇪🇹 Ethiopia 13.79 5.03% 0.66
🇭🇷 Croatia 13.55 14.93% 1.76
🇦🇴 Angola 12.84 20.34% 2.17
🇪🇪 Estonia 12.37 -6.0% -0.79
🇬🇪 Georgia 11.92 5.39% 0.61
🇨🇷 Costa Rica 11.44 1.51% 0.17
🇰🇪 Kenya 11.24 4.95% 0.53
🇵🇦 Panama 10.64 0.09% 0.01
🇨🇩 Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) 10.47 11.03% 1.04
🇭🇳 Honduras 9.9 3.13% 0.3
🇨🇮 Cote d'Ivoire 9.55 -5.26% -0.53
🇧🇴 Bolivia 9.42 2.73% 0.25
🇿🇼 Zimbabwe 9.19 25.03% 1.84
🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago 8.68 -1.03% -0.09
🇦🇱 Albania 8.47 89.06% 3.99
🇨🇲 Cameroon 8.28 5.61% 0.44
🇰🇭 Cambodia 7.96 17.58% 1.19
🇦🇲 Armenia 7.38 0.27% 0.02
🇹🇿 Tanzania, the United Republic of 7.23 2.99% 0.21
🇧🇹 Bhutan 6.89 -9.93% -0.76
🇱🇻 Latvia 6.72 -10.76% -0.81
🇲🇳 Mongolia 6.15 11.41% 0.63
🇽🇰 Kosovo 5.91 -0.17% -0.01
🇲🇰 North Macedonia 5.61 0.18% 0.01
🇲🇩 Moldova 5.38 8.47% 0.42
🇸🇻 El Salvador 5.33 -2.91% -0.16
🇨🇾 Cyprus 5.06 1.2% 0.06
🇳🇵 Nepal 4.99 5.72% 0.27
🇸🇳 Senegal 4.67 4.24% 0.19
🇳🇮 Nicaragua 4.53 3.42% 0.15
🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea 4.4 3.29% 0.14
🇺🇬 Uganda 4.32 10.49% 0.41
🇯🇲 Jamaica 4.17 1.71% 0.07
🇧🇳 Brunei Darussalam 4.04 3.32% 0.13
🇲🇪 Montenegro 3.8 53.23% 1.32
🇲🇱 Mali 3.53 7.29% 0.24
🇾🇪 Yemen 3.3 -13.61% -0.52
🇳🇨 New Caledonia 3.0 -1.96% -0.06
🇧🇼 Botswana 2.97 4.58% 0.13
🇨🇬 Congo (the) 2.97 4.21% 0.12
🇲🇺 Mauritius 2.97 0.34% 0.01
🇱🇹 Lithuania 2.75 -17.91% -0.6
🇲🇬 Madagascar 2.27 3.18% 0.07
🇬🇦 Gabon 2.17 -0.91% -0.02
🇧🇸 Bahamas (the) 2.14 14.44% 0.27
🇲🇹 Malta 1.97 19.39% 0.32
🇸🇷 Suriname 1.89 0.53% 0.01
🇬🇺 Guam 1.73 -1.7% -0.03
🇲🇷 Mauritania 1.69 11.92% 0.18
🇧🇫 Burkina Faso 1.65 0.61% 0.01
🇲🇼 Malawi 1.64 -21.53% -0.45
🇬🇳 Guinea 1.49 -15.82% -0.28
🇳🇦 Namibia 1.41 -18.97% -0.33
🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea 1.35 0.75% 0.01
🇦🇫 Afghanistan 1.17 -7.87% -0.1
🇬🇾 Guyana 1.16 1.75% 0.02
🇫🇯 Fiji 1.09 3.81% 0.04
🇧🇧 Barbados 1.0 -0.99% -0.01
🇭🇹 Haiti 1.0 0.0% 0.0
🇱🇺 Luxembourg 0.96 6.67% 0.06
🇦🇼 Aruba 0.91 -2.15% -0.02
🇷🇼 Rwanda 0.86 11.69% 0.09
🇧🇿 Belize 0.78 4.0% 0.03
🇸🇿 Eswatini 0.75 11.94% 0.08
🇲🇴 Macao 0.66 -55.1% -0.81
🇰🇾 Cayman Islands (the) 0.65 -1.52% -0.01
🇲🇻 Maldives 0.64 3.23% 0.02
🇻🇮 Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.61 15.09% 0.08
🇵🇫 French Polynesia 0.58 -3.33% -0.02
🇹🇬 Togo 0.57 -25.97% -0.2
🇸🇸 South Sudan 0.56 9.8% 0.05
🇱🇸 Lesotho 0.54 0.0% 0.0
🇳🇪 Niger (the) 0.54 1.89% 0.01
🇬🇱 Greenland 0.51 10.87% 0.05
🇸🇨 Seychelles 0.49 2.08% 0.01
🇨🇻 Cabo Verde 0.46 0.0% 0.0
🇹🇱 Timor-Leste 0.45 4.65% 0.02
🇪🇷 Eritrea 0.43 4.88% 0.02
🇵🇸 Palestine, State of 0.4 -23.08% -0.12
🇱🇨 Saint Lucia 0.37 -2.63% -0.01
🇸🇴 Somalia 0.35 0.0% 0.0
🇫🇴 Faroe Islands (the) 0.34 6.25% 0.02
🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda 0.33 0.0% 0.0
🇱🇷 Liberia 0.32 -13.51% -0.05
🇬🇲 Gambia (the) 0.31 3.33% 0.01
🇹🇩 Chad 0.3 0.0% 0.0
🇧🇮 Burundi 0.27 -6.9% -0.02
🇸🇱 Sierra Leone 0.26 13.04% 0.03
🇹🇨 Turks and Caicos Islands (the) 0.24 4.35% 0.01
🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.22 4.76% 0.01
🇬🇩 Grenada 0.21 0.0% 0.0
🇧🇯 Benin 0.19 -38.71% -0.12
🇦🇸 American Samoa 0.16 -5.88% -0.01
🇨🇫 Central African Republic (the) 0.15 0.0% 0.0
🇼🇸 Samoa 0.15 7.14% 0.01
🇻🇨 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.14 0.0% 0.0
🇻🇬 Virgin Islands (British) 0.14 0.0% 0.0
🇸🇧 Solomon Islands 0.1 0.0% 0.0
🇰🇲 Comoros (the) 0.09 0.0% 0.0
🇸🇹 Sao Tome and Principe 0.09 0.0% 0.0
🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau 0.08 0.0% 0.0
🇹🇴 Tonga 0.07 16.67% 0.01
🇻🇺 Vanuatu 0.07 16.67% 0.01
🇩🇲 Dominica 0.06 -25.0% -0.02
🇨🇰 Cook Islands (the) 0.05 25.0% 0.01
🇩🇯 Djibouti 0.05 -16.67% -0.01
🇵🇲 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.05 0.0% 0.0
🇰🇮 Kiribati 0.03 0.0% 0.0
🇳🇷 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 2018

Country TWh YoY change YoY absolute change
🗺️ World 26,021.87 3.98% 995.46
🗺️ G20 21,876.97 4.13% 868.58
🗺️ Asia 12,175.49 6.84% 779.9
🗺️ OECD 10,915.84 1.69% 181.4
🗺️ G7 7,675.94 1.85% 139.42
🗺️ Europe 5,100.46 0.37% 19.01
🗺️ North America 4,837.95 2.99% 140.48
🗺️ EU 2,911.65 -0.5% -14.73
🗺️ Latin America and Caribbean 1,622.29 2.8% 44.23
🗺️ Middle East 1,165.32 -0.41% -4.8
🗺️ Africa 815.09 2.0% 15.96
🗺️ Oceania 305.27 0.22% 0.68

Data Information

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

Data Sources

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

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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