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Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 186 countries was 192252 kt.The highest value was in China: 10313460 kt and the lowest value was in Tuvalu: 10 kt. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: kt; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, 2018 Global rank Available data
China 10313460 1 1990 - 2018
USA 4981300 2 1990 - 2018
India 2434520 3 1990 - 2018
Euro area 2207420 4 1990 - 2018
Russia 1607550 5 1990 - 2018
Japan 1106150 6 1990 - 2018
Germany 709540 7 1990 - 2018
South Korea 630870 8 1990 - 2018
Iran 629290 9 1990 - 2018
Indonesia 583110 10 1990 - 2018
Canada 574400 11 1990 - 2018
Saudi Arabia 514600 12 1990 - 2018
Mexico 472140 13 1990 - 2018
South Africa 433250 14 1990 - 2018
Brazil 427710 15 1990 - 2018
Turkey 412970 16 1990 - 2018
Australia 386620 17 1990 - 2018
UK 358800 18 1990 - 2018
Italy 324850 19 1990 - 2018
Poland 312740 20 1990 - 2018
France 309960 21 1990 - 2018
Spain 258340 22 1990 - 2018
Thailand 257860 23 1990 - 2018
Vietnam 257860 24 1990 - 2018
Egypt 246260 25 1990 - 2018
Malaysia 239620 26 1990 - 2018
Kazakhstan 220450 27 1990 - 2018
Pakistan 208370 28 1990 - 2018
UA Emirates 200300 29 1990 - 2018
Iraq 188140 30 1990 - 2018
Ukraine 185370 31 1990 - 2018
Argentina 177410 32 1990 - 2018
Algeria 151670 33 1990 - 2018
Netherlands 151170 34 1990 - 2018
Philippines 142240 35 1990 - 2018
Venezuela 138160 36 1990 - 2018
Nigeria 130670 37 1990 - 2018
Uzbekistan 112090 38 1990 - 2018
Czechia 102480 39 1990 - 2018
Belgium 93470 40 1990 - 2018
Qatar 90170 41 1990 - 2018
Kuwait 89460 42 1990 - 2018
Chile 86620 43 1990 - 2018
Bangladesh 82760 44 1990 - 2018
Colombia 79490 45 1990 - 2018
Romania 74880 46 1990 - 2018
Oman 73370 47 1990 - 2018
Turkmenistan 71730 48 1990 - 2018
Morocco 66680 49 1990 - 2018
Greece 65290 50 1990 - 2018
Austria 63180 51 1990 - 2018
Israel 61970 52 1990 - 2018
Belarus 59310 53 1990 - 2018
Libya 58940 54 1990 - 2018
Peru 54280 55 1990 - 2018
Portugal 49780 56 1990 - 2018
Singapore 47360 57 1990 - 2018
Hungary 46390 58 1990 - 2018
Serbia 45540 59 1990 - 2018
Finland 44360 60 1990 - 2018
Bulgaria 41130 61 1990 - 2018
Ecuador 39530 62 1990 - 2018
Switzerland 37480 63 1990 - 2018
Norway 37350 64 1990 - 2018
Ireland 37110 65 1990 - 2018
Sweden 36000 66 1990 - 2018
Denmark 33380 67 1990 - 2018
Slovakia 33000 68 1990 - 2018
Burma 32520 69 1990 - 2018
New Zealand 32210 70 1990 - 2018
Azerbaijan 32020 71 1990 - 2018
Bahrain 30750 72 1990 - 2018
Tunisia 29980 73 1990 - 2018
Syria 27910 74 1990 - 2018
Lebanon 27710 75 1990 - 2018
Angola 27340 76 1990 - 2018
Domin. Rep. 25120 77 1990 - 2018
Jordan 24700 78 1990 - 2018
Bolivia 22710 79 1990 - 2018
Bosnia & Herz. 22540 80 1990 - 2018
Sri Lanka 21630 81 1990 - 2018
Mongolia 21320 82 1990 - 2018
Sudan 20200 83 1990 - 2018
Laos 18790 84 1990 - 2018
Kenya 18400 85 1990 - 2018
Guatemala 18210 86 1990 - 2018
North Korea 18120 87 1990 - 2018
Tr.&Tobago 17760 88 1990 - 2018
Croatia 16580 89 1990 - 2018
Ethiopia 16280 90 1990 - 2018
Ghana 16110 91 1990 - 2018
Estonia 16000 92 1990 - 2018
Slovenia 14050 93 1990 - 2018
Zimbabwe 12270 94 1990 - 2018
Nepal 12030 95 1990 - 2018
Lithuania 11590 96 1990 - 2018
Tanzania 11580 97 1990 - 2018
Cambodia 11160 98 1990 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan 11000 99 1990 - 2018
Panama 10140 100 1990 - 2018
Ivory Coast 9910 101 1990 - 2018
Senegal 9860 102 1990 - 2018
Honduras 9770 103 1990 - 2018
Georgia 9460 104 1990 - 2018
Luxembourg 9320 105 1990 - 2018
Yemen 9310 106 1990 - 2018
Cameroon 8620 107 1990 - 2018
Moldova 8590 108 1990 - 2018
Jamaica 8510 109 1990 - 2018
Paraguay 8420 110 1990 - 2018
Costa Rica 8260 111 1990 - 2018
Botswana 8210 112 1990 - 2018
Benin 7910 113 1990 - 2018
Zambia 7740 114 1990 - 2018
Latvia 7630 115 1990 - 2018
Papua N.G. 7460 116 1990 - 2018
Afghanistan 7440 117 1990 - 2018
North Macedonia 7370 118 1990 - 2018
Tajikistan 7330 119 1990 - 2018
Cyprus 7230 120 1990 - 2018
Brunei 7140 121 1990 - 2018
El Salvador 6810 122 1990 - 2018
Eq. Guinea 6670 123 1990 - 2018
Mozambique 6640 124 1990 - 2018
Uruguay 6520 125 1990 - 2018
Uganda 6130 126 1990 - 2018
Mali 5620 127 1990 - 2018
Albania 5560 128 1990 - 2018
Armenia 5550 129 1990 - 2018
Nicaragua 5210 130 1990 - 2018
Gabon 4610 131 1990 - 2018
Burkina Faso 4270 132 1990 - 2018
Namibia 4250 133 1991 - 2018
Mauritius 4130 134 1990 - 2018
Mauritania 4000 135 1990 - 2018
Madagascar 3370 136 1990 - 2018
Haiti 3330 137 1990 - 2018
R. of Congo 3220 138 1990 - 2018
Guinea 3120 139 1990 - 2018
Lesotho 2570 140 1990 - 2018
Montenegro 2520 141 1990 - 2018
Guyana 2440 142 1990 - 2018
Niger 2290 143 1990 - 2018
Bahamas 2260 144 1990 - 2018
Togo 2260 145 1990 - 2018
DR Congo 2200 146 1990 - 2018
Iceland 2200 147 1990 - 2018
Suriname 2080 148 1990 - 2018
Maldives 1910 149 1990 - 2018
Fiji 1900 150 1990 - 2018
Malawi 1570 151 1990 - 2018
Malta 1550 152 1990 - 2018
Bhutan 1380 153 1990 - 2018
Liberia 1320 154 1990 - 2018
Barbados 1250 155 1990 - 2018
Swaziland 1090 156 1990 - 2018
Rwanda 1080 157 1990 - 2018
Chad 1070 158 1990 - 2018
Sierra Leone 1020 159 1990 - 2018
Eritrea 800 160 1990 - 2018
Somalia 690 161 1990 - 2018
Belize 680 162 1990 - 2018
Cape Verde 620 163 1990 - 2018
Seychelles 620 164 1990 - 2018
Burundi 590 165 1990 - 2018
Gambia 570 166 1990 - 2018
Ant.& Barb. 530 167 1990 - 2018
Djibouti 490 168 1990 - 2018
Andorra 460 169 1990 - 2018
Saint Lucia 390 170 1990 - 2018
Solomon Isl. 370 171 1990 - 2018
C.A. Republic 330 172 1990 - 2018
Samoa 320 173 1990 - 2018
G.-Bissau 310 174 1990 - 2018
Grenada 300 175 1990 - 2018
Palau 290 176 1990 - 2018
St. Vincent & ... 280 177 1990 - 2018
Comoros 260 178 1990 - 2018
Tonga 190 179 1990 - 2018
Dominica 180 180 1990 - 2018
Micronesia 180 181 1990 - 2018
Vanuatu 180 182 1990 - 2018
Liechtenstein 140 183 1990 - 2018
S.T.&Principe 140 184 1990 - 2018
Kiribati 80 185 1990 - 2018
Tuvalu 10 186 1990 - 2018


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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