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Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 44 countries was 435686 kt. The highest value was in China: 10944686 kt and the lowest value was in Bhutan: 1035 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
China 10944686 1 1990 - 2020
India 2200836 2 1990 - 2020
Japan 1014065 3 1990 - 2020
Iran 616561 4 1990 - 2020
South Korea 569682 5 1990 - 2020
Indonesia 563197 6 1990 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 513556 7 1990 - 2020
Vietnam 355323 8 1990 - 2020
Thailand 265479 9 1990 - 2020
Malaysia 245139 10 1990 - 2020
Kazakhstan 211897 11 1990 - 2020
UA Emirates 188089 12 1990 - 2020
Pakistan 184111 13 1990 - 2020
Iraq 163512 14 1990 - 2020
Philippines 133471 15 1990 - 2020
Uzbekistan 115578 16 1990 - 2020
Kuwait 92309 17 1990 - 2020
Qatar 87578 18 1990 - 2020
Bangladesh 85493 19 1990 - 2020
Oman 71042 20 1990 - 2020
Turkmenistan 63655 21 1990 - 2020
Israel 58472 22 1990 - 2020
North Korea 52437 23 1990 - 2020
Singapore 43705 24 1990 - 2020
Azerbaijan 34305 25 1990 - 2020
Burma 33875 26 1990 - 2020
Bahrain 32470 27 1990 - 2020
Syria 25235 28 1990 - 2020
Sri Lanka 21846 29 1990 - 2020
Lebanon 21475 30 1990 - 2020
Mongolia 21185 31 1990 - 2020
Jordan 20974 32 1990 - 2020
Laos 19179 33 1990 - 2020
Cambodia 18653 34 1990 - 2020
Nepal 14949 35 1990 - 2020
Georgia 10255 36 1990 - 2020
Yemen 9960 37 1990 - 2020
Brunei 9588 38 1990 - 2020
Tajikistan 9329 39 1990 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 9080 40 1990 - 2020
Afghanistan 8709 41 1990 - 2020
Armenia 6747 42 1990 - 2020
Maldives 1454 43 1990 - 2020
Bhutan 1035 44 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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