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Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 12 countries was 34823 kt. The highest value was in Australia: 378997 kt and the lowest value was in Tuvalu: 7 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
Australia 378997 1 1990 - 2020
New Zealand 31360 2 1990 - 2020
Papua N.G. 5492 3 1990 - 2020
Fiji 1028 4 1990 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 223 5 1990 - 2020
Samoa 207 6 1990 - 2020
Palau 158 7 1990 - 2020
Vanuatu 121 8 1990 - 2020
Tonga 118 9 1990 - 2020
Micronesia 108 10 1990 - 2020
Kiribati 57 11 1990 - 2020
Tuvalu 7 12 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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