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Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 27 countries was 91297 kt. The highest value was in Germany: 603351 kt and the lowest value was in Malta: 1611 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
Germany 603351 1 1990 - 2020
Italy 281287 2 1990 - 2020
Poland 279224 3 1990 - 2020
France 267155 4 1990 - 2020
Spain 202706 5 1990 - 2020
Netherlands 130315 6 1990 - 2020
Czechia 88835 7 1990 - 2020
Belgium 85364 8 1990 - 2020
Romania 68664 9 1990 - 2020
Austria 59142 10 1990 - 2020
Greece 51002 11 1990 - 2020
Hungary 44769 12 1990 - 2020
Portugal 38974 13 1990 - 2020
Finland 36330 14 1990 - 2020
Bulgaria 34138 15 1990 - 2020
Ireland 33742 16 1990 - 2020
Sweden 33576 17 1990 - 2020
Slovakia 29036 18 1990 - 2020
Denmark 27357 19 1990 - 2020
Croatia 15627 20 1990 - 2020
Slovenia 12477 21 1990 - 2020
Lithuania 11694 22 1990 - 2020
Luxembourg 7853 23 1990 - 2020
Estonia 7098 24 1990 - 2020
Latvia 6928 25 1990 - 2020
Cyprus 6772 26 1990 - 2020
Malta 1611 27 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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