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Fossil fuels electricity generation, billion kilowatthours, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 189 countries was 82.11 billion kilowatthours.The highest value was in China: 5025.8 billion kilowatthours and the lowest value was in Albania: 0 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 Fossil fuels electricity generation, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 5025.8 1 1980 - 2020
USA 2426.72 2 1980 - 2020
India 1096.46 3 1980 - 2020
Japan 655.13 4 1980 - 2020
Russia 609.97 5 1992 - 2020
South Korea 357.04 6 1980 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 343.7 7 1980 - 2020
Iran 269.82 8 1980 - 2020
Mexico 231.26 9 1980 - 2020
Taiwan 230.23 10 1980 - 2020
Indonesia 224.58 11 1980 - 2020
Germany 221.66 12 1991 - 2020
South Africa 197.57 13 1980 - 2020
Australia 183.51 14 1980 - 2020
Turkey 165.04 15 1980 - 2020
Italy 152.36 16 1980 - 2020
Thailand 147.16 17 1980 - 2020
Vietnam 145.95 18 1980 - 2020
Egypt 140.08 19 1980 - 2020
Malaysia 126.99 20 1980 - 2020
UA Emirates 119.49 21 1980 - 2020
Poland 116.72 22 1980 - 2020
UK 113.33 23 1980 - 2020
Canada 103.85 24 1980 - 2020
Argentina 90.64 25 1980 - 2020
Kazakhstan 86.33 26 1992 - 2020
Iraq 83.84 27 1980 - 2020
Spain 82.55 28 1980 - 2020
Netherlands 80.27 29 1980 - 2020
Philippines 75.63 30 1980 - 2020
Bangladesh 74.44 31 1980 - 2020
Brazil 73.3 32 1980 - 2020
Algeria 72.01 33 1980 - 2020
Kuwait 66.89 34 1980 - 2020
Pakistan 64.66 35 1980 - 2020
Israel 64.2 36 1980 - 2020
Ukraine 51.26 37 1992 - 2020
Uzbekistan 50.93 38 1992 - 2020
Singapore 48.55 39 1980 - 2020
France 44.55 40 1980 - 2020
Qatar 44.51 41 1980 - 2020
Chile 41.44 42 1980 - 2020
Czechia 35.51 43 1993 - 2020
Belarus 34.53 44 1992 - 2020
Oman 34.21 45 1980 - 2020
Hong Kong 32.98 46 1980 - 2020
Venezuela 31.62 47 1980 - 2020
Libya 30.09 48 1980 - 2020
Bahrain 29.85 49 1980 - 2020
Morocco 28.93 50 1980 - 2020
Belgium 28.35 51 1980 - 2020
Serbia 24.45 52 2006 - 2020
Azerbaijan 22.96 53 1992 - 2020
Colombia 22.94 54 1980 - 2020
Greece 22.94 55 1980 - 2020
Nigeria 21.98 56 1980 - 2020
Portugal 20.59 57 1980 - 2020
Peru 20.2 58 1980 - 2020
Turkmenistan 20.11 59 1992 - 2020
Ireland 19.17 60 1980 - 2020
Tunisia 18.73 61 1980 - 2020
Lebanon 18.27 62 1980 - 2020
Cuba 17.68 63 1980 - 2020
Puerto Rico 16.69 64 1980 - 2020
Romania 16.64 65 1980 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 15.99 66 1980 - 2020
Jordan 15.77 67 1980 - 2020
Syria 15.02 68 1980 - 2020
Bulgaria 13.6 69 1980 - 2020
Ghana 12.82 70 1980 - 2020
Austria 12.53 71 1980 - 2020
Burma 12.22 72 1980 - 2020
Hungary 11.91 73 1980 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 10.82 74 1992 - 2020
Laos 10.67 75 1980 - 2020
Sri Lanka 9.72 76 1980 - 2020
Finland 8.98 77 1980 - 2020
New Zealand 8.51 78 1980 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 8.2 79 1980 - 2020
Ivory Coast 7.21 80 1980 - 2020
Ecuador 6.76 81 1980 - 2020
Bolivia 6.2 82 1980 - 2020
Sudan 6.07 83 1980 - 2020
Mongolia 6.04 84 1980 - 2020
Guatemala 5.97 85 1980 - 2020
Slovakia 5.49 86 1993 - 2020
Honduras 5.1 87 1980 - 2020
Tanzania 4.66 88 1980 - 2020
Slovenia 4.46 89 1992 - 2020
Brunei 4.4 90 1980 - 2020
Croatia 4.38 91 1992 - 2020
Denmark 4.21 92 1980 - 2020
Senegal 4.21 93 1980 - 2020
Moldova 4.14 94 1992 - 2020
Cyprus 4.1 95 1980 - 2020
Angola 4.09 96 1980 - 2020
Cambodia 3.99 97 1980 - 2020
Zimbabwe 3.66 98 1980 - 2020
North Macedonia 3.59 99 1992 - 2020
Jamaica 3.51 100 1980 - 2020
Mozambique 3.49 101 1980 - 2020
Papua N.G. 3.4 102 1980 - 2020
Estonia 3.29 103 1992 - 2020
Armenia 2.98 104 1992 - 2020
Cameroon 2.84 105 1980 - 2020
Georgia 2.82 106 1992 - 2020
Yemen 2.75 107 1980 - 2020
N. Caledonia 2.73 108 1980 - 2020
Panama 2.69 109 1980 - 2020
R. of Congo 2.51 110 1980 - 2020
North Korea 2.29 111 1980 - 2020
Mali 2.16 112 1980 - 2020
Zambia 2.08 113 1980 - 2020
Mauritius 2.06 114 1980 - 2020
Botswana 2.05 115 1980 - 2020
Bahamas 1.99 116 1980 - 2020
El Salvador 1.87 117 1980 - 2020
Malta 1.85 118 1980 - 2020
Norway 1.83 119 1980 - 2020
Latvia 1.82 120 1992 - 2020
Nicaragua 1.76 121 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 1.66 122 1992 - 2020
Montenegro 1.62 123 2006 - 2020
Tajikistan 1.62 124 1992 - 2020
Sweden 1.53 125 1980 - 2020
Burkina Faso 1.44 126 1980 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 1.37 127 1992 - 2020
Mauritania 1.29 128 1980 - 2020
Madagascar 1.27 129 1980 - 2020
Gabon 1.2 130 1980 - 2020
Guyana 1.07 131 1980 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 1.01 132 1980 - 2020
Suriname 0.94 133 1980 - 2020
Barbados 0.93 134 1980 - 2020
Haiti 0.81 135 1980 - 2020
Aruba 0.73 136 1986 - 2020
Guinea 0.71 137 1980 - 2020
Maldives 0.57 138 1980 - 2020
Bermuda 0.55 139 1980 - 2020
Seychelles 0.53 140 1980 - 2020
Switzerland 0.52 141 1980 - 2020
Togo 0.43 142 1980 - 2020
Fiji 0.42 143 1980 - 2020
Eritrea 0.41 144 1994 - 2020
Belize 0.38 145 1980 - 2020
Niger 0.38 146 1980 - 2020
Macao 0.37 147 1980 - 2020
Cape Verde 0.36 148 1980 - 2020
Liberia 0.36 149 1980 - 2020
Somalia 0.35 150 1980 - 2020
Rwanda 0.33 151 1980 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0.33 152 1980 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0.31 153 1980 - 2020
Gambia 0.29 154 1980 - 2020
Chad 0.28 155 1980 - 2020
Swaziland 0.28 156 1980 - 2020
Uruguay 0.26 157 1980 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 0.25 158 1980 - 2020
Benin 0.22 159 1980 - 2020
Gibraltar 0.2 160 1980 - 2020
Grenada 0.2 161 1980 - 2020
Malawi 0.19 162 1980 - 2020
Luxembourg 0.17 163 1980 - 2020
Comoros 0.13 164 1980 - 2020
Afghanistan 0.12 165 1980 - 2020
Burundi 0.12 166 1980 - 2020
Dominica 0.12 167 1980 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0.11 168 1980 - 2020
Samoa 0.11 169 1980 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0.1 170 1980 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0.09 171 1980 - 2020
G.-Bissau 0.08 172 1980 - 2020
Namibia 0.07 173 1990 - 2020
Tonga 0.06 174 1980 - 2020
Uganda 0.06 175 1980 - 2020
Djibouti 0.05 176 1980 - 2020
Vanuatu 0.05 177 1980 - 2020
Kiribati 0.03 178 1980 - 2020
Sierra Leone 0.02 179 1980 - 2020
Montserrat 0.01 180 1980 - 2020
Albania 0 181 1980 - 2020
Bhutan 0 182 1980 - 2020
C.A. Republic 0 183 1980 - 2020
DR Congo 0 184 1980 - 2020
Ethiopia 0 185 1980 - 2020
Iceland 0 186 1980 - 2020
Lesotho 0 187 1980 - 2020
Nepal 0 188 1980 - 2020
Paraguay 0 189 1980 - 2020


Definition: Billion kilowatthours of electricity generated from fossil fuels including oil, coal, and natural gas.
5025.80
2426.72
1096.46
655.13
609.97
357.04
343.70
269.82
231.26
230.23
224.58
221.66
197.57
183.51
165.04
152.36
147.16
145.95
140.08
126.99
119.49
116.72
113.33
103.85
90.64
86.33
83.84
82.55
80.27
75.63
74.44
73.30
72.01
66.89
64.66
64.20
51.26
50.93
48.55
44.55
44.51
41.44
35.51
34.53
34.21
32.98
31.62
30.09
29.85
28.93
28.35
24.45
22.96
22.94
22.94
21.98
20.59
20.20
20.11
19.17
18.73
18.27
17.68
16.69
16.64
15.99
15.77
15.02
13.60
12.82
12.53
12.22
11.91
10.82
10.67
9.72
8.98
8.51
8.20
7.21
6.76
6.20
6.07
6.04
5.97
5.49
5.10
4.66
4.46
4.40
4.38
4.21
4.21
4.14
4.10
4.09
3.99
3.66
3.59
3.51
3.49
3.40
3.29
2.98
2.84
2.82
2.75
2.73
2.69
2.51
2.29
2.16
2.08
2.06
2.05
1.99
1.87
1.85
1.83
1.82
1.76
1.66
1.62
1.62
1.53
1.44
1.37
1.29
1.27
1.20
1.07
1.01
0.94
0.93
0.81
0.73
0.71
0.57
0.55
0.53
0.52
0.43
0.42
0.41
0.38
0.38
0.37
0.36
0.36
0.35
0.33
0.33
0.31
0.29
0.28
0.28
0.26
0.25
0.22
0.20
0.20
0.19
0.17
0.13
0.12
0.12
0.12
0.11
0.11
0.10
0.09
0.08
0.07
0.06
0.06
0.05
0.05
0.03
0.02
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
1256.5
2512.9
3769.4
5025.8
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