USA: Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1960 to 2014. The average value for the USA during that period was 4723442 kt with a minimum of 2880506 kt in 1961 and a maximum of 5789728 kt in 2005.
The latest value from 2014 is 5254280 kt. For comparison, the world average in 2014 based on 194
countries is 175430 kt.
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Definition: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.