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Carbon dioxide emissions, thousands of tonnes, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 11 countries was 353495 kt. The highest value was in India: 2200836 kt and the lowest value was in Brunei: 9588 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
India 2200836 1 1990 - 2020
Indonesia 563197 2 1990 - 2020
Vietnam 355323 3 1990 - 2020
Thailand 265479 4 1990 - 2020
Malaysia 245139 5 1990 - 2020
Philippines 133471 6 1990 - 2020
Singapore 43705 7 1990 - 2020
Burma 33875 8 1990 - 2020
Laos 19179 9 1990 - 2020
Cambodia 18653 10 1990 - 2020
Brunei 9588 11 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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