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Hydroelectricity generation, billion kilowatthours, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 189 countries was 22.97 billion kilowatthours.The highest value was in China: 1355.2 billion kilowatthours and the lowest value was in Antigua and Barbuda: 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 Hydroelectricity generation, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 1355.2 1 1980 - 2020
Brazil 409.5 2 1980 - 2020
Canada 383 3 1980 - 2020
USA 285.27 4 1980 - 2020
Russia 196 5 1992 - 2020
India 155 6 1980 - 2020
Norway 141.69 7 1980 - 2020
Japan 89.17 8 1980 - 2020
Turkey 77.39 9 1980 - 2020
Venezuela 72 10 1980 - 2020
Sweden 71.6 11 1980 - 2020
France 64.84 12 1980 - 2020
Vietnam 51.98 13 1980 - 2020
Paraguay 49.34 14 1980 - 2020
Italy 47.72 15 1980 - 2020
Colombia 45.82 16 1980 - 2020
Austria 45.34 17 1980 - 2020
Switzerland 37.87 18 1980 - 2020
Pakistan 37.38 19 1980 - 2020
Spain 33.34 20 1980 - 2020
Peru 29.04 21 1980 - 2020
Iran 27.7 22 1980 - 2020
Ecuador 24.79 23 1980 - 2020
Germany 24.75 24 1991 - 2020
Argentina 24.26 25 1980 - 2020
New Zealand 23.98 26 1980 - 2020
Mexico 23.12 27 1980 - 2020
Chile 20.79 28 1980 - 2020
Laos 19.2 29 1980 - 2020
Indonesia 18.63 30 1980 - 2020
Tajikistan 17 31 1992 - 2020
Malaysia 15.8 32 1980 - 2020
Finland 15.56 33 1980 - 2020
Romania 15.53 34 1980 - 2020
Australia 15.15 35 1980 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 14.8 36 1992 - 2020
Mozambique 14.17 37 1980 - 2020
Portugal 13.96 38 1980 - 2020
Zambia 13.67 39 1980 - 2020
Ethiopia 13.56 40 1980 - 2020
Iceland 12.46 41 1980 - 2020
North Korea 12.2 42 1980 - 2020
Egypt 12.09 43 1980 - 2020
Burma 11 44 1980 - 2020
Angola 10.08 45 1980 - 2020
Kazakhstan 9.9 46 1992 - 2020
Serbia 9.66 47 2006 - 2020
DR Congo 9.19 48 1980 - 2020
Bhutan 8.95 49 1980 - 2020
Georgia 8.25 50 1992 - 2020
Philippines 7.79 51 1980 - 2020
Sudan 7.75 52 1980 - 2020
UK 7.64 53 1980 - 2020
Zimbabwe 7.26 54 1980 - 2020
Panama 7.25 55 1980 - 2020
Ghana 7.21 56 1980 - 2020
South Korea 7.1 57 1980 - 2020
Uzbekistan 6.9 58 1992 - 2020
Taiwan 6.18 59 1980 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 6.1 60 1992 - 2020
Nigeria 6.1 61 1980 - 2020
Cameroon 5.88 62 1980 - 2020
Guatemala 5.77 63 1980 - 2020
South Africa 5.67 64 1980 - 2020
Albania 5.28 65 1980 - 2020
Slovenia 5.24 66 1992 - 2020
Sri Lanka 4.9 67 1980 - 2020
Ukraine 4.85 68 1992 - 2020
Slovakia 4.67 69 1993 - 2020
Thailand 4.54 70 1980 - 2020
Uganda 4.03 71 1980 - 2020
Uruguay 3.95 72 1980 - 2020
Cambodia 3.49 73 1980 - 2020
Greece 3.43 74 1980 - 2020
Croatia 3.4 75 1992 - 2020
Czechia 3.4 76 1993 - 2020
Bulgaria 3.37 77 1980 - 2020
Nepal 3 78 1980 - 2020
Bolivia 2.94 79 1980 - 2020
Poland 2.93 80 1980 - 2020
Honduras 2.7 81 1980 - 2020
Latvia 2.59 82 1992 - 2020
Guinea 2.47 83 1980 - 2020
Tanzania 2.35 84 1980 - 2020
Ivory Coast 2.31 85 1980 - 2020
El Salvador 1.99 86 1980 - 2020
Iraq 1.8 87 1980 - 2020
Montenegro 1.8 88 2006 - 2020
Armenia 1.78 89 1992 - 2020
Gabon 1.74 90 1980 - 2020
Morocco 1.55 91 1980 - 2020
Suriname 1.36 92 1980 - 2020
Malawi 1.3 93 1980 - 2020
North Macedonia 1.24 94 1992 - 2020
Ireland 1.21 95 1980 - 2020
Azerbaijan 1.07 96 1992 - 2020
R. of Congo 1.07 97 1980 - 2020
Lebanon 0.97 98 1980 - 2020
Mali 0.95 99 1980 - 2020
Namibia 0.95 100 1990 - 2020
Madagascar 0.81 101 1980 - 2020
Papua N.G. 0.8 102 1980 - 2020
Syria 0.75 103 1980 - 2020
Afghanistan 0.62 104 1980 - 2020
Bangladesh 0.61 105 1980 - 2020
Nicaragua 0.57 106 1980 - 2020
Liberia 0.53 107 1980 - 2020
Fiji 0.5 108 1980 - 2020
Lesotho 0.5 109 1980 - 2020
Rwanda 0.45 110 1980 - 2020
Belarus 0.39 111 1992 - 2020
Senegal 0.31 112 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 0.3 113 1992 - 2020
Belgium 0.27 114 1980 - 2020
Hungary 0.24 115 1980 - 2020
Burundi 0.22 116 1980 - 2020
N. Caledonia 0.22 117 1980 - 2020
Mauritania 0.21 118 1980 - 2020
Moldova 0.2 119 1992 - 2020
Sierra Leone 0.18 120 1980 - 2020
Jamaica 0.16 121 1980 - 2020
Swaziland 0.16 122 1980 - 2020
C.A. Republic 0.15 123 1980 - 2020
Haiti 0.13 124 1980 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 0.12 125 1980 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 0.12 126 1980 - 2020
Burkina Faso 0.11 127 1980 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 0.11 128 1980 - 2020
Mauritius 0.1 129 1980 - 2020
Algeria 0.09 130 1980 - 2020
Luxembourg 0.09 131 1980 - 2020
Mongolia 0.09 132 1980 - 2020
Togo 0.09 133 1980 - 2020
Belize 0.08 134 1980 - 2020
Cuba 0.06 135 1980 - 2020
Tunisia 0.06 136 1980 - 2020
Netherlands 0.05 137 1980 - 2020
Puerto Rico 0.05 138 1980 - 2020
Dominica 0.04 139 1980 - 2020
Estonia 0.04 140 1992 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0.04 141 1980 - 2020
Samoa 0.04 142 1980 - 2020
Jordan 0.03 143 1980 - 2020
Denmark 0.02 144 1980 - 2020
Israel 0.02 145 1980 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0.01 146 1980 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0 147 1980 - 2020
Aruba 0 148 1986 - 2020
Bahamas 0 149 1980 - 2020
Bahrain 0 150 1980 - 2020
Barbados 0 151 1980 - 2020
Benin 0 152 1980 - 2020
Bermuda 0 153 1980 - 2020
Botswana 0 154 1980 - 2020
Brunei 0 155 1980 - 2020
Cape Verde 0 156 1980 - 2020
Chad 0 157 1980 - 2020
Comoros 0 158 1980 - 2020
Cyprus 0 159 1980 - 2020
Djibouti 0 160 1980 - 2020
Eritrea 0 161 1994 - 2020
Gambia 0 162 1980 - 2020
Gibraltar 0 163 1980 - 2020
Grenada 0 164 1980 - 2020
G.-Bissau 0 165 1980 - 2020
Guyana 0 166 1980 - 2020
Hong Kong 0 167 1980 - 2020
Kiribati 0 168 1980 - 2020
Kuwait 0 169 1980 - 2020
Libya 0 170 1980 - 2020
Macao 0 171 1980 - 2020
Maldives 0 172 1980 - 2020
Malta 0 173 1980 - 2020
Montserrat 0 174 1980 - 2020
Niger 0 175 1980 - 2020
Oman 0 176 1980 - 2020
Qatar 0 177 1980 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0 178 1980 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 0 179 1980 - 2020
Seychelles 0 180 1980 - 2020
Singapore 0 181 1980 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0 182 1980 - 2020
Somalia 0 183 1980 - 2020
Tonga 0 184 1980 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 0 185 1980 - 2020
Turkmenistan 0 186 1992 - 2020
UA Emirates 0 187 1980 - 2020
Vanuatu 0 188 1980 - 2020
Yemen 0 189 1980 - 2020

Economic outlook around the world

Definition: Hydroelectric generation excludes generation from hydroelectric pumped storage.
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409.50
383.00
285.27
196.00
155.00
141.69
89.17
77.39
72.00
71.60
64.84
51.98
49.34
47.72
45.82
45.34
37.87
37.38
33.34
29.04
27.70
24.79
24.75
24.26
23.98
23.12
20.79
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18.63
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15.80
15.56
15.53
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14.80
14.17
13.96
13.67
13.56
12.46
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8.25
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7.26
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7.21
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4.54
4.03
3.95
3.49
3.43
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2.47
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2.31
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1.78
1.74
1.55
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1.30
1.24
1.21
1.07
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0.81
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0.53
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