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Fossil fuels electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 189 countries was 23.01 million kilowatts.The highest value was in China: 1190.55 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in Lesotho: 0 million kilowatts. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: million kilowatts; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration
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Countries Fossil fuels electricity capacity, 2019 Global rank Available data
China 1190.55 1 1980 - 2020
USA 739.12 2 1980 - 2020
India 286.77 3 1980 - 2020
Japan 193.41 4 1980 - 2020
Russia 191.95 5 1992 - 2020
Germany 101.39 6 1991 - 2020
South Korea 88.17 7 1980 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 76.37 8 1980 - 2020
Iran 66.74 9 1980 - 2020
Mexico 63.52 10 1980 - 2020
Italy 61.28 11 1980 - 2020
Indonesia 58.6 12 1980 - 2020
Egypt 53.39 13 1980 - 2020
UK 53.35 14 1980 - 2020
South Africa 48.38 15 1980 - 2020
Turkey 47.28 16 1980 - 2020
Spain 45.82 17 1980 - 2020
Australia 45.76 18 1980 - 2020
Taiwan 41.87 19 1980 - 2020
Brazil 41.28 20 1980 - 2020
Thailand 39.73 21 1980 - 2020
Canada 37.32 22 1980 - 2020
Poland 33.64 23 1980 - 2020
UA Emirates 31.29 24 1980 - 2020
Vietnam 30.69 25 1980 - 2020
Ukraine 28.54 26 1992 - 2020
Argentina 28.14 27 1980 - 2020
Malaysia 26.26 28 1980 - 2020
Iraq 25.4 29 1980 - 2020
Netherlands 24.82 30 1980 - 2020
Pakistan 24.39 31 1980 - 2020
Algeria 20.97 32 1980 - 2020
Kazakhstan 20.08 33 1992 - 2020
France 19.79 34 1980 - 2020
Kuwait 19.27 35 1980 - 2020
Philippines 19.14 36 1980 - 2020
Bangladesh 17.92 37 1980 - 2020
Venezuela 17.49 38 1980 - 2020
Israel 17.19 39 1980 - 2020
Chile 16.54 40 1980 - 2020
Uzbekistan 14.03 41 1992 - 2020
Czechia 13.03 42 1993 - 2020
Singapore 12.29 43 1980 - 2020
Hong Kong 12.23 44 1980 - 2020
Greece 10.64 45 1980 - 2020
Qatar 10.59 46 1980 - 2020
Libya 10.51 47 1980 - 2020
Morocco 10.28 48 1980 - 2020
Belarus 9.82 49 1992 - 2020
Nigeria 9.54 50 1980 - 2020
Peru 9.06 51 1980 - 2020
Finland 8.9 52 1980 - 2020
Syria 8.57 53 1980 - 2020
Oman 8.44 54 1980 - 2020
Romania 8.37 55 1980 - 2020
Belgium 8.21 56 1980 - 2020
Portugal 8.16 57 1980 - 2020
Denmark 7.98 58 1980 - 2020
Bahrain 6.97 59 1980 - 2020
Colombia 6.89 60 1980 - 2020
Ireland 6.42 61 1980 - 2020
Azerbaijan 6.4 62 1992 - 2020
Austria 6.38 63 1980 - 2020
Cuba 6.28 64 1980 - 2020
Hungary 6.08 65 1980 - 2020
Puerto Rico 5.81 66 1980 - 2020
Tunisia 5.37 67 1980 - 2020
Turkmenistan 5.2 68 1992 - 2020
Serbia 4.41 69 2006 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 4.27 70 1980 - 2020
Bulgaria 4.1 71 1980 - 2020
Ecuador 4.1 72 1980 - 2020
Burma 3.83 73 1980 - 2020
Ghana 3.76 74 1980 - 2020
Jordan 3.75 75 1980 - 2020
Angola 3.44 76 1980 - 2020
Lebanon 3.41 77 1980 - 2020
North Korea 3.36 78 1980 - 2020
Sweden 2.98 79 1980 - 2020
Bolivia 2.78 80 1980 - 2020
Slovakia 2.64 81 1993 - 2020
Estonia 2.3 82 1992 - 2020
Guatemala 2.23 83 1980 - 2020
New Zealand 2.22 84 1980 - 2020
Sudan 2.21 85 1980 - 2020
Sri Lanka 2.18 86 1980 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 2.14 87 1992 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 2.12 88 1980 - 2020
Laos 1.91 89 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 1.84 90 1992 - 2020
Armenia 1.83 91 1992 - 2020
Panama 1.82 92 1980 - 2020
Croatia 1.77 93 1992 - 2020
Uruguay 1.61 94 1980 - 2020
Yemen 1.52 95 1980 - 2020
Cyprus 1.51 96 1980 - 2020
Slovenia 1.51 97 1992 - 2020
Ivory Coast 1.31 98 1980 - 2020
Latvia 1.27 99 1992 - 2020
Zimbabwe 1.27 100 1980 - 2020
Honduras 1.26 101 1980 - 2020
Mongolia 1.21 102 1980 - 2020
Brunei 1.11 103 1980 - 2020
Georgia 1.11 104 1992 - 2020
Nicaragua 1.11 105 1980 - 2020
North Macedonia 1.11 106 1992 - 2020
El Salvador 1.08 107 1980 - 2020
Norway 1.07 108 1980 - 2020
Cambodia 1.01 109 1980 - 2020
Senegal 1 110 1980 - 2020
Jamaica 0.96 111 1980 - 2020
Tanzania 0.93 112 1980 - 2020
Cameroon 0.92 113 1980 - 2020
N. Caledonia 0.88 114 1980 - 2020
Papua N.G. 0.8 115 1980 - 2020
Botswana 0.76 116 1980 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 0.73 117 1992 - 2020
Tajikistan 0.72 118 1992 - 2020
Mauritius 0.68 119 1980 - 2020
Malta 0.59 120 1980 - 2020
Bahamas 0.58 121 1980 - 2020
Mali 0.56 122 1980 - 2020
Maldives 0.53 123 1980 - 2020
Mauritania 0.49 124 1980 - 2020
Zambia 0.49 125 1980 - 2020
Mozambique 0.48 126 1980 - 2020
Moldova 0.47 127 1992 - 2020
Gabon 0.45 128 1980 - 2020
Macao 0.45 129 1980 - 2020
Benin 0.44 130 1980 - 2020
Haiti 0.39 131 1980 - 2020
R. of Congo 0.39 132 1980 - 2020
Madagascar 0.36 133 1980 - 2020
Suriname 0.34 134 1980 - 2020
Guyana 0.33 135 1980 - 2020
Burkina Faso 0.29 136 1980 - 2020
Niger 0.29 137 1980 - 2020
Afghanistan 0.28 138 1980 - 2020
Aruba 0.26 139 1986 - 2020
Barbados 0.26 140 1980 - 2020
Switzerland 0.26 141 1980 - 2020
Guinea 0.25 142 1980 - 2020
Montenegro 0.23 143 2006 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 0.22 144 1980 - 2020
Eritrea 0.21 145 1994 - 2020
Malawi 0.21 146 1980 - 2020
Uganda 0.2 147 1980 - 2020
Fiji 0.19 148 1980 - 2020
Bermuda 0.17 149 1980 - 2020
Cape Verde 0.17 150 1980 - 2020
DR Congo 0.16 151 1980 - 2020
Togo 0.16 152 1980 - 2020
Luxembourg 0.15 153 1980 - 2020
Seychelles 0.15 154 1980 - 2020
Ethiopia 0.14 155 1980 - 2020
Namibia 0.14 156 1990 - 2020
Djibouti 0.13 157 1980 - 2020
Gambia 0.13 158 1980 - 2020
Albania 0.12 159 1980 - 2020
Iceland 0.12 160 1980 - 2020
Rwanda 0.12 161 1980 - 2020
Swaziland 0.12 162 1980 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0.11 163 1980 - 2020
Belize 0.1 164 1980 - 2020
Liberia 0.1 165 1980 - 2020
Chad 0.09 166 1980 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0.09 167 1980 - 2020
Sierra Leone 0.08 168 1980 - 2020
Somalia 0.08 169 1980 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 0.07 170 1980 - 2020
Grenada 0.05 171 1980 - 2020
Nepal 0.05 172 1980 - 2020
Gibraltar 0.04 173 1980 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0.04 174 1980 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0.04 175 1980 - 2020
Burundi 0.03 176 1980 - 2020
Comoros 0.03 177 1980 - 2020
Dominica 0.03 178 1980 - 2020
G.-Bissau 0.03 179 1980 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0.03 180 1980 - 2020
Vanuatu 0.03 181 1980 - 2020
C.A. Republic 0.02 182 1980 - 2020
Samoa 0.02 183 1980 - 2020
Tonga 0.02 184 1980 - 2020
Bhutan 0.01 185 1980 - 2020
Kiribati 0.01 186 1980 - 2020
Montserrat 0.01 187 1980 - 2020
Lesotho 0 188 1980 - 2020
Paraguay 0 189 1980 - 2020


Definition: Installed capacity to produce electricity from fossil fuels including oil, coal, and natural gas.
1190.55
739.12
286.77
193.41
191.95
101.39
88.17
76.37
66.74
63.52
61.28
58.60
53.39
53.35
48.38
47.28
45.82
45.76
41.87
41.28
39.73
37.32
33.64
31.29
30.69
28.54
28.14
26.26
25.40
24.82
24.39
20.97
20.08
19.79
19.27
19.14
17.92
17.49
17.19
16.54
14.03
13.03
12.29
12.23
10.64
10.59
10.51
10.28
9.82
9.54
9.06
8.90
8.57
8.44
8.37
8.21
8.16
7.98
6.97
6.89
6.42
6.40
6.38
6.28
6.08
5.81
5.37
5.20
4.41
4.27
4.10
4.10
3.83
3.76
3.75
3.44
3.41
3.36
2.98
2.78
2.64
2.30
2.23
2.22
2.21
2.18
2.14
2.12
1.91
1.84
1.83
1.82
1.77
1.61
1.52
1.51
1.51
1.31
1.27
1.27
1.26
1.21
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.08
1.07
1.01
1.00
0.96
0.93
0.92
0.88
0.80
0.76
0.73
0.72
0.68
0.59
0.58
0.56
0.53
0.49
0.49
0.48
0.47
0.45
0.45
0.44
0.39
0.39
0.36
0.34
0.33
0.29
0.29
0.28
0.26
0.26
0.26
0.25
0.23
0.22
0.21
0.21
0.20
0.19
0.17
0.17
0.16
0.16
0.15
0.15
0.14
0.14
0.13
0.13
0.12
0.12
0.12
0.12
0.11
0.10
0.10
0.09
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.07
0.05
0.05
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.00
0.00
0
297.6
595.3
892.9
1190.55
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