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Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 18 countries was 130888 kt. The highest value was in Iran: 616561 kt and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 428 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
Iran 616561 1 1990 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 513556 2 1990 - 2020
Egypt 210752 3 1990 - 2020
UA Emirates 188089 4 1990 - 2020
Iraq 163512 5 1990 - 2020
Algeria 161563 6 1990 - 2020
Kuwait 92309 7 1990 - 2020
Qatar 87578 8 1990 - 2020
Oman 71042 9 1990 - 2020
Morocco 66720 10 1990 - 2020
Libya 44467 11 1990 - 2020
Bahrain 32470 12 1990 - 2020
Tunisia 29293 13 1990 - 2020
Syria 25235 14 1990 - 2020
Lebanon 21475 15 1990 - 2020
Jordan 20974 16 1990 - 2020
Yemen 9960 17 1990 - 2020
Djibouti 428 18 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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