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Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes, 2016 - Country rankings:

The average for 2016 based on 193 countries was 171158 kt.The highest value was in China: 9893038 kt and the lowest value was in Tuvalu: 11 kt. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2016. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: kt; Source: The World Bank
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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.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the European union
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Europe
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Asia
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Africa
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in North America
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in South America
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Australia


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