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USA: Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1960 to 2014. The average value for the USA during that period was 4723442 kt with a minumum of 2880506 kt in 1961 and a maximum of 5789728 kt in 2005. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.