USA: Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita

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 USA

Carbon dioxide emissions per capita

 Latest value 13.03
 Year 2020
 Measure metric tons
 Data availability 1990 - 2020
 Average 17.99
 Min - Max 13.03 - 20.47
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1990 to 2020. The average value for the USA during that period was 17.99 metric tons with a minimum of 13.03 metric tons in 2020 and a maximum of 20.47 metric tons in 2000. The latest value from 2020 is 13.03 metric tons. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 185 countries is 3.84 metric tons. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
USA - Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita - Recent values chart

Historical chart
USA - Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita - historical chart - 1990-2020




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.

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