* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 53 countries was 24007 kt. The highest value was in South Africa: 393242 kt and the lowest value was in Sao Tome and Principe: 141 kt. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2020. 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, 2020 Global rank Available data
South Africa 393242 1 1990 - 2020
Egypt 210752 2 1990 - 2020
Algeria 161563 3 1990 - 2020
Nigeria 111978 4 1990 - 2020
Morocco 66720 5 1990 - 2020
Libya 44467 6 1990 - 2020
Tunisia 29293 7 1990 - 2020
Sudan 20796 8 1990 - 2020
Angola 19815 9 1990 - 2020
Kenya 19447 10 1990 - 2020
Ghana 19401 11 1990 - 2020
Ethiopia 18098 12 1990 - 2020
Tanzania 14436 13 1990 - 2020
Ivory Coast 10895 14 1990 - 2020
Senegal 10680 15 1990 - 2020
Cameroon 9928 16 1990 - 2020
Zimbabwe 8313 17 1990 - 2020
Benin 7980 18 1990 - 2020
Zambia 7607 19 1990 - 2020
R. of Congo 7154 20 1990 - 2020
Mozambique 6946 21 1990 - 2020
Botswana 5764 22 1990 - 2020
Uganda 5675 23 1990 - 2020
Burkina Faso 5457 24 1990 - 2020
Gabon 5349 25 1990 - 2020
Guinea 4538 26 1990 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 4350 27 1990 - 2020
Mali 4151 28 1990 - 2020
Namibia 3953 29 1991 - 2020
Mauritania 3847 30 1990 - 2020
Mauritius 3720 31 1990 - 2020
DR Congo 3026 32 1990 - 2020
Madagascar 2745 33 1990 - 2020
Togo 2415 34 1990 - 2020
Lesotho 2312 35 1990 - 2020
Niger 2198 36 1990 - 2020
Malawi 1640 37 1990 - 2020
Chad 1568 38 1990 - 2020
Rwanda 1382 39 1990 - 2020
Liberia 1180 40 1990 - 2020
Swaziland 1148 41 1990 - 2020
Sierra Leone 1048 42 1990 - 2020
Burundi 713 43 1990 - 2020
Eritrea 706 44 1990 - 2020
Somalia 660 45 1990 - 2020
Cape Verde 621 46 1990 - 2020
Gambia 611 47 1990 - 2020
Seychelles 599 48 1990 - 2020
Djibouti 428 49 1990 - 2020
G.-Bissau 329 50 1990 - 2020
Comoros 328 51 1990 - 2020
C.A. Republic 237 52 1990 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 141 53 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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