United Kingdom: Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions

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 United Kingdom

Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes

 Latest value 308,650
 Year 2020
 Measure kt
 Data availability 1990 - 2020
 Average 488,104
 Min - Max 308,650 - 570,682
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2020. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 488104 kt with a minimum of 308650 kt in 2020 and a maximum of 570682 kt in 1991. The latest value from 2020 is 308650 kt. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 185 countries is 174561 kt. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
United Kingdom - Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions - Recent values chart

Historical chart
United Kingdom - Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions - 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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