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Electricity consumption, billion kilowatthours, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 38 countries was 249.64 billion kilowatthours.The highest value was in the USA: 3897.89 billion kilowatthours and the lowest value was in Benin: 0.52 billion kilowatthours. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: billion kilowatthours; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration
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Countries Electricity consumption, 2020 Global rank Available data
USA 3897.89 1 1980 - 2020
Brazil 541 2 1980 - 2020
Canada 539.7 3 1980 - 2020
South Korea 531.26 4 1980 - 2020
Germany 500.35 5 1991 - 2020
France 472.7 6 1980 - 2020
UK 289.69 7 1980 - 2020
Italy 286.38 8 1980 - 2020
Taiwan 269.57 9 1980 - 2020
Mexico 267.34 10 1980 - 2020
Turkey 263.95 11 1980 - 2020
Spain 233.27 12 1980 - 2020
Poland 149.2 13 1980 - 2020
Sweden 124.61 14 1980 - 2020
Norway 124.29 15 1980 - 2020
Argentina 121.56 16 1980 - 2020
Netherlands 109.8 17 1980 - 2020
Belgium 81.17 18 1980 - 2020
Finland 79.36 19 1980 - 2020
Chile 75.3 20 1980 - 2020
Austria 69.91 21 1980 - 2020
Czechia 60.81 22 1993 - 2020
Switzerland 56.41 23 1980 - 2020
Portugal 48.41 24 1980 - 2020
Greece 46.18 25 1980 - 2020
Hong Kong 44.18 26 1980 - 2020
Hungary 41.53 27 1980 - 2020
Denmark 33.08 28 1980 - 2020
Ireland 30.63 29 1980 - 2020
Slovakia 26.5 30 1993 - 2020
Iceland 17.91 31 1980 - 2020
Slovenia 13.45 32 1992 - 2020
Lithuania 11.06 33 1992 - 2020
Estonia 9.17 34 1992 - 2020
Latvia 6.71 35 1992 - 2020
Luxembourg 6.19 36 1980 - 2020
Macao 5.28 37 1980 - 2020
Benin 0.52 38 1980 - 2020


Definition: Total Electricity Net Consumption = total net electricity generation + electricity imports - electricity exports – electricity transmission and distribution losses.
Net consumption excludes the energy consumed by the generating units.
3897.89
541.00
539.70
531.26
500.35
472.70
289.69
286.38
269.57
267.34
263.95
233.27
149.20
124.61
124.29
121.56
109.80
81.17
79.36
75.30
69.91
60.81
56.41
48.41
46.18
44.18
41.53
33.08
30.63
26.50
17.91
13.45
11.06
9.17
6.71
6.19
5.28
0.52
0
974.5
1948.9
2923.4
3897.89
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