For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1960 to 2014. The average value for the USA during that period was 19.13 metric tons with a minimum of 15.68 metric tons in 1961 and a maximum of 22.51 metric tons in 1973.
The latest value from 2014 is 16.5 metric tons. For comparison, the world average in 2014 based on 193
countries is 4.74 metric tons.
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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.