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Fossil fuels electricity generation, billion kilowatthours, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 189 countries was 88.99 billion kilowatthours. The highest value was in China: 5391.95 billion kilowatthours and the lowest value was in Albania: 0 billion kilowatthours. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2021. 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, 2021 Global rank Available data
China 5391.95 1 1980 - 2021
USA 2503.97 2 1980 - 2021
India 1317.6 3 1980 - 2021
Japan 690.21 4 1980 - 2021
Russia 663.03 5 1992 - 2021
South Korea 390.63 6 1980 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 365.7 7 1980 - 2021
Iran 321.4 8 1980 - 2021
Germany 260.79 9 1991 - 2021
Indonesia 250.38 10 1980 - 2021
Mexico 248.34 11 1980 - 2021
Taiwan 242.54 12 1980 - 2021
Turkey 200.71 13 1980 - 2021
South Africa 194.21 14 1980 - 2021
Egypt 178.89 15 1980 - 2021
Australia 175.39 16 1980 - 2021
Italy 159.84 17 1980 - 2021
Vietnam 155.29 18 1980 - 2021
Thailand 153.82 19 1980 - 2021
Brazil 145.39 20 1980 - 2021
Poland 136.02 21 1980 - 2021
Malaysia 135.12 22 1980 - 2021
UK 127.44 23 1980 - 2021
UA Emirates 127.14 24 1980 - 2021
Canada 111.14 25 1980 - 2021
Argentina 98.74 26 1980 - 2021
Iraq 91.98 27 1980 - 2021
Kazakhstan 91.85 28 1992 - 2021
Pakistan 88.42 29 1980 - 2021
Philippines 85.28 30 1980 - 2021
Spain 83.37 31 1980 - 2021
Bangladesh 79.2 32 1980 - 2021
Algeria 76.62 33 1980 - 2021
Netherlands 74.9 34 1980 - 2021
Kuwait 71.17 35 1980 - 2021
Israel 68.08 36 1980 - 2021
Uzbekistan 54.19 37 1992 - 2021
Singapore 50.98 38 1980 - 2021
France 48.05 39 1980 - 2021
Qatar 47.36 40 1980 - 2021
Ukraine 47.32 41 1992 - 2021
Chile 44.04 42 1980 - 2021
Czechia 37.83 43 1993 - 2021
Belarus 36.74 44 1992 - 2021
Oman 36.4 45 1980 - 2021
Hong Kong 35.09 46 1980 - 2021
Venezuela 33.65 47 1980 - 2021
Morocco 33.12 48 1980 - 2021
Libya 32.01 49 1980 - 2021
Bahrain 31.76 50 1980 - 2021
Greece 30.84 51 1980 - 2021
Azerbaijan 24.68 52 1992 - 2021
Belgium 24.52 53 1980 - 2021
Nigeria 23.39 54 1980 - 2021
Peru 23.01 55 1980 - 2021
Serbia 22.58 56 2006 - 2021
Ireland 22.35 57 1980 - 2021
Turkmenistan 21.4 58 1992 - 2021
Colombia 20.4 59 1980 - 2021
Tunisia 19.93 60 1980 - 2021
Lebanon 19.44 61 1980 - 2021
Cuba 18.81 62 1980 - 2021
Romania 18.55 63 1980 - 2021
Puerto Rico 17.76 64 1980 - 2021
Bulgaria 16.93 65 1980 - 2021
Jordan 16.78 66 1980 - 2021
Portugal 16.75 67 1980 - 2021
Syria 15.98 68 1980 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 14.59 69 1980 - 2021
Austria 13.75 70 1980 - 2021
Ghana 13.64 71 1980 - 2021
Burma 13 72 1980 - 2021
Hungary 12.09 73 1980 - 2021
Laos 11.36 74 1980 - 2021
Sri Lanka 10.34 75 1980 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 10.2 76 1992 - 2021
Finland 9.53 77 1980 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 8.72 78 1980 - 2021
New Zealand 7.71 79 1980 - 2021
Ivory Coast 7.67 80 1980 - 2021
Denmark 7.17 81 1980 - 2021
Bolivia 6.47 82 1980 - 2021
Sudan 6.46 83 1980 - 2021
Mongolia 6.42 84 1980 - 2021
Ecuador 6.25 85 1980 - 2021
Moldova 6.22 86 1992 - 2021
Slovakia 6.01 87 1993 - 2021
Honduras 5.43 88 1980 - 2021
Tanzania 4.96 89 1980 - 2021
Guatemala 4.89 90 1980 - 2021
Angola 4.71 91 1980 - 2021
Brunei 4.68 92 1980 - 2021
Senegal 4.48 93 1980 - 2021
Cambodia 4.24 94 1980 - 2021
Croatia 4.24 95 1992 - 2021
Slovenia 4.11 96 1992 - 2021
Cyprus 4.1 97 1980 - 2021
Zimbabwe 3.89 98 1980 - 2021
Jamaica 3.74 99 1980 - 2021
Mozambique 3.72 100 1980 - 2021
Papua N.G. 3.62 101 1980 - 2021
North Macedonia 3.6 102 1992 - 2021
Estonia 3.5 103 1992 - 2021
Armenia 3.18 104 1992 - 2021
R. of Congo 3.12 105 1980 - 2021
Cameroon 3.03 106 1980 - 2021
Yemen 2.92 107 1980 - 2021
N. Caledonia 2.9 108 1980 - 2021
Panama 2.86 109 1980 - 2021
North Korea 2.43 110 1980 - 2021
Georgia 2.38 111 1992 - 2021
Mali 2.3 112 1980 - 2021
Mauritius 2.2 113 1980 - 2021
Botswana 2.18 114 1980 - 2021
Uruguay 2.18 115 1980 - 2021
Bahamas 2.12 116 1980 - 2021
Latvia 1.96 117 1992 - 2021
Nicaragua 1.87 118 1980 - 2021
Malta 1.85 119 1980 - 2021
Montenegro 1.72 120 2006 - 2021
Tajikistan 1.72 121 1992 - 2021
Burkina Faso 1.53 122 1980 - 2021
Sweden 1.53 123 1980 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 1.46 124 1992 - 2021
Zambia 1.42 125 1980 - 2021
Mauritania 1.38 126 1980 - 2021
Madagascar 1.35 127 1980 - 2021
Lithuania 1.34 128 1992 - 2021
Gabon 1.27 129 1980 - 2021
Norway 1.24 130 1980 - 2021
Guyana 1.14 131 1980 - 2021
El Salvador 1.04 132 1980 - 2021
Suriname 1 133 1980 - 2021
Barbados 0.99 134 1980 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0.98 135 1980 - 2021
Kenya 0.95 136 1980 - 2021
Haiti 0.86 137 1980 - 2021
Aruba 0.78 138 1986 - 2021
Guinea 0.76 139 1980 - 2021
Maldives 0.61 140 1980 - 2021
Bermuda 0.58 141 1980 - 2021
Seychelles 0.57 142 1980 - 2021
Switzerland 0.57 143 1980 - 2021
Togo 0.46 144 1980 - 2021
Eritrea 0.44 145 1994 - 2021
Fiji 0.44 146 1980 - 2021
Belize 0.4 147 1980 - 2021
Macao 0.4 148 1980 - 2021
Niger 0.4 149 1980 - 2021
Liberia 0.39 150 1980 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.38 151 1980 - 2021
Somalia 0.37 152 1980 - 2021
Rwanda 0.35 153 1980 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0.35 154 1980 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0.33 155 1980 - 2021
Gambia 0.3 156 1980 - 2021
Swaziland 0.3 157 1980 - 2021
Chad 0.29 158 1980 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0.27 159 1980 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.26 160 1980 - 2021
Benin 0.23 161 1980 - 2021
Gibraltar 0.21 162 1980 - 2021
Grenada 0.21 163 1980 - 2021
Malawi 0.2 164 1980 - 2021
Comoros 0.14 165 1980 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.13 166 1980 - 2021
Dominica 0.13 167 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0.12 168 1980 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 0.12 169 1980 - 2021
Samoa 0.11 170 1980 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0.11 171 1980 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0.09 172 1980 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0.08 173 1980 - 2021
Namibia 0.07 174 1990 - 2021
Tonga 0.07 175 1980 - 2021
Djibouti 0.06 176 1980 - 2021
Uganda 0.06 177 1980 - 2021
Vanuatu 0.06 178 1980 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0.02 179 1980 - 2021
DR Congo 0.01 180 1980 - 2021
Ethiopia 0.01 181 1980 - 2021
Montserrat 0.01 182 1980 - 2021
Albania 0 183 1980 - 2021
Bhutan 0 184 1980 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0 185 1980 - 2021
Iceland 0 186 1980 - 2021
Lesotho 0 187 1980 - 2021
Nepal 0 188 1980 - 2021
Paraguay 0 189 1980 - 2021



Definition: Billion kilowatthours of electricity generated from fossil fuels including oil, coal, and natural gas.
5391.95
2503.97
1317.60
690.21
663.03
390.63
365.70
321.40
260.79
250.38
248.34
242.54
200.71
194.21
178.89
175.39
159.84
155.29
153.82
145.39
136.02
135.12
127.44
127.14
111.14
98.74
91.98
91.85
88.42
85.28
83.37
79.20
76.62
74.90
71.17
68.08
54.19
50.98
48.05
47.36
47.32
44.04
37.83
36.74
36.40
35.09
33.65
33.12
32.01
31.76
30.84
24.68
24.52
23.39
23.01
22.58
22.35
21.40
20.40
19.93
19.44
18.81
18.55
17.76
16.93
16.78
16.75
15.98
14.59
13.75
13.64
13.00
12.09
11.36
10.34
10.20
9.53
8.72
7.71
7.67
7.17
6.47
6.46
6.42
6.25
6.22
6.01
5.43
4.96
4.89
4.71
4.68
4.48
4.24
4.24
4.11
4.10
3.89
3.74
3.72
3.62
3.60
3.50
3.18
3.12
3.03
2.92
2.90
2.86
2.43
2.38
2.30
2.20
2.18
2.18
2.12
1.96
1.87
1.85
1.72
1.72
1.53
1.53
1.46
1.42
1.38
1.35
1.34
1.27
1.24
1.14
1.04
1.00
0.99
0.98
0.95
0.86
0.78
0.76
0.61
0.58
0.57
0.57
0.46
0.44
0.44
0.40
0.40
0.40
0.39
0.38
0.37
0.35
0.35
0.33
0.30
0.30
0.29
0.27
0.26
0.23
0.21
0.21
0.20
0.14
0.13
0.13
0.12
0.12
0.11
0.11
0.09
0.08
0.07
0.07
0.06
0.06
0.06
0.02
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
1348
2696
4044
5391.95
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