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Hydroelectricity generation, billion kilowatthours, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 190 countries was 22.18 billion kilowatthours. The highest value was in China: 1274.63 billion kilowatthours and the lowest value was in Antigua and Barbuda: 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 Hydroelectricity generation, 2021 Global rank Available data
China 1274.63 1 1980 - 2021
Canada 377.16 2 1980 - 2021
Brazil 362.82 3 1980 - 2021
USA 260.22 4 1980 - 2021
Russia 214.5 5 1992 - 2021
India 165.37 6 1980 - 2021
Norway 144 7 1980 - 2021
Japan 79.14 8 1980 - 2021
Vietnam 74 9 1980 - 2021
Sweden 71.09 10 1980 - 2021
Venezuela 61 11 1980 - 2021
France 58.86 12 1980 - 2021
Colombia 58.19 13 1980 - 2021
Turkey 55.18 14 1980 - 2021
Italy 44.74 15 1980 - 2021
Paraguay 39.89 16 1980 - 2021
Pakistan 39 17 1980 - 2021
Austria 38.75 18 1980 - 2021
Switzerland 36.96 19 1980 - 2021
Mexico 34.47 20 1980 - 2021
Peru 31.89 21 1980 - 2021
Spain 29.63 22 1980 - 2021
Laos 28.51 23 1980 - 2021
Malaysia 26 24 1980 - 2021
Ecuador 25.57 25 1980 - 2021
Indonesia 24.7 26 1980 - 2021
New Zealand 23.98 27 1980 - 2021
Argentina 20.19 28 1980 - 2021
Germany 19.25 29 1991 - 2021
Tajikistan 18 30 1992 - 2021
Romania 17.38 31 1980 - 2021
Chile 16.55 32 1980 - 2021
Zambia 16.07 33 1980 - 2021
Mozambique 16 34 1980 - 2021
Finland 15.77 35 1980 - 2021
Iran 15 36 1980 - 2021
Australia 14.76 37 1980 - 2021
Egypt 14 38 1980 - 2021
Ethiopia 14 39 1980 - 2021
Iceland 13.57 40 1980 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 13 41 1992 - 2021
North Korea 12 42 1980 - 2021
Portugal 11.85 43 1980 - 2021
Angola 11.5 44 1980 - 2021
Serbia 11.28 45 2006 - 2021
DR Congo 11 46 1980 - 2021
Ukraine 10.33 47 1992 - 2021
Georgia 10.18 48 1992 - 2021
Sudan 10 49 1980 - 2021
Kazakhstan 9.6 50 1992 - 2021
Bhutan 9 51 1980 - 2021
Burma 9 52 1980 - 2021
Albania 8.89 53 1980 - 2021
Nigeria 8 54 1980 - 2021
Philippines 8 55 1980 - 2021
Ghana 7.21 56 1980 - 2021
Panama 7.2 57 1980 - 2021
Croatia 7.13 58 1992 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 6.72 59 1992 - 2021
Nepal 6 60 1980 - 2021
Guatemala 5.92 61 1980 - 2021
Greece 5.91 62 1980 - 2021
Uruguay 5.27 63 1980 - 2021
UK 5.01 64 1980 - 2021
Cameroon 5 65 1980 - 2021
Sri Lanka 5 66 1980 - 2021
Uzbekistan 5 67 1992 - 2021
Iraq 4.9 68 1980 - 2021
Bulgaria 4.82 69 1980 - 2021
Slovenia 4.71 70 1992 - 2021
Thailand 4.68 71 1980 - 2021
Slovakia 4.17 72 1993 - 2021
Cambodia 4 73 1980 - 2021
Kenya 4 74 1980 - 2021
Uganda 4 75 1980 - 2021
Zimbabwe 4 76 1980 - 2021
Taiwan 3.47 77 1980 - 2021
Ivory Coast 3.3 78 1980 - 2021
Bolivia 3.24 79 1980 - 2021
South Korea 3.05 80 1980 - 2021
Tanzania 3 81 1980 - 2021
Honduras 2.7 82 1980 - 2021
Latvia 2.69 83 1992 - 2021
Czechia 2.41 84 1993 - 2021
Poland 2.34 85 1980 - 2021
Armenia 2.2 86 1992 - 2021
El Salvador 2 87 1980 - 2021
Guinea 2 88 1980 - 2021
South Africa 1.47 89 1980 - 2021
North Macedonia 1.45 90 1992 - 2021
Azerbaijan 1.28 91 1992 - 2021
Montenegro 1.21 92 2006 - 2021
Morocco 1.21 93 1980 - 2021
Namibia 1.1 94 1990 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 1 95 1980 - 2021
Gabon 1 96 1980 - 2021
Malawi 1 97 1980 - 2021
Mali 1 98 1980 - 2021
Suriname 1 99 1980 - 2021
Lebanon 0.97 100 1980 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.9 101 1980 - 2021
Bangladesh 0.88 102 1980 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0.8 103 1980 - 2021
Ireland 0.75 104 1980 - 2021
Syria 0.75 105 1980 - 2021
Madagascar 0.7 106 1980 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.62 107 1980 - 2021
Fiji 0.57 108 1980 - 2021
Nicaragua 0.57 109 1980 - 2021
Liberia 0.53 110 1980 - 2021
Lesotho 0.5 111 1980 - 2021
Rwanda 0.45 112 1980 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0.44 113 1980 - 2021
Belarus 0.39 114 1992 - 2021
Belgium 0.39 115 1980 - 2021
Lithuania 0.38 116 1992 - 2021
Moldova 0.32 117 1992 - 2021
Senegal 0.31 118 1980 - 2021
Swaziland 0.25 119 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0.22 120 1980 - 2021
N. Caledonia 0.22 121 1980 - 2021
Mauritania 0.21 122 1980 - 2021
Hungary 0.2 123 1980 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0.18 124 1980 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0.15 125 1980 - 2021
Togo 0.15 126 1980 - 2021
Jamaica 0.14 127 1980 - 2021
Haiti 0.13 128 1980 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0.11 129 1980 - 2021
Cuba 0.11 130 1980 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0.11 131 1980 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.11 132 1980 - 2021
Mauritius 0.1 133 1980 - 2021
Algeria 0.09 134 1980 - 2021
Belize 0.08 135 1980 - 2021
Mongolia 0.08 136 1980 - 2021
Netherlands 0.08 137 1980 - 2021
Tunisia 0.06 138 1980 - 2021
Puerto Rico 0.05 139 1980 - 2021
Dominica 0.04 140 1980 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 0.04 141 1980 - 2021
Samoa 0.04 142 1980 - 2021
Denmark 0.02 143 1980 - 2021
Estonia 0.02 144 1992 - 2021
Israel 0.02 145 1980 - 2021
Jordan 0.02 146 1980 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0.01 147 1980 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0 148 1980 - 2021
Aruba 0 149 1986 - 2021
Bahamas 0 150 1980 - 2021
Bahrain 0 151 1980 - 2021
Barbados 0 152 1980 - 2021
Benin 0 153 1980 - 2021
Bermuda 0 154 1980 - 2021
Botswana 0 155 1980 - 2021
Brunei 0 156 1980 - 2021
Cape Verde 0 157 1980 - 2021
Chad 0 158 1980 - 2021
Comoros 0 159 1980 - 2021
Cyprus 0 160 1980 - 2021
Djibouti 0 161 1980 - 2021
Eritrea 0 162 1994 - 2021
Gambia 0 163 1980 - 2021
Gibraltar 0 164 1980 - 2021
Grenada 0 165 1980 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0 166 1980 - 2021
Guyana 0 167 1980 - 2021
Hong Kong 0 168 1980 - 2021
Kiribati 0 169 1980 - 2021
Kuwait 0 170 1980 - 2021
Libya 0 171 1980 - 2021
Macao 0 172 1980 - 2021
Maldives 0 173 1980 - 2021
Malta 0 174 1980 - 2021
Montserrat 0 175 1980 - 2021
Niger 0 176 1980 - 2021
Oman 0 177 1980 - 2021
Qatar 0 178 1980 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0 179 1980 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0 180 1980 - 2021
Seychelles 0 181 1980 - 2021
Singapore 0 182 1980 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0 183 1980 - 2021
Somalia 0 184 1980 - 2021
Tonga 0 185 1980 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0 186 1980 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0 187 1992 - 2021
UA Emirates 0 188 1980 - 2021
Vanuatu 0 189 1980 - 2021
Yemen 0 190 1980 - 2021



Definition: Hydroelectric generation excludes generation from hydroelectric pumped storage.
1274.63
377.16
362.82
260.22
214.50
165.37
144.00
79.14
74.00
71.09
61.00
58.86
58.19
55.18
44.74
39.89
39.00
38.75
36.96
34.47
31.89
29.63
28.51
26.00
25.57
24.70
23.98
20.19
19.25
18.00
17.38
16.55
16.07
16.00
15.77
15.00
14.76
14.00
14.00
13.57
13.00
12.00
11.85
11.50
11.28
11.00
10.33
10.18
10.00
9.60
9.00
9.00
8.89
8.00
8.00
7.21
7.20
7.13
6.72
6.00
5.92
5.91
5.27
5.01
5.00
5.00
5.00
4.90
4.82
4.71
4.68
4.17
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
3.47
3.30
3.24
3.05
3.00
2.70
2.69
2.41
2.34
2.20
2.00
2.00
1.47
1.45
1.28
1.21
1.21
1.10
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.97
0.90
0.88
0.80
0.75
0.75
0.70
0.62
0.57
0.57
0.53
0.50
0.45
0.44
0.39
0.39
0.38
0.32
0.31
0.25
0.22
0.22
0.21
0.20
0.18
0.15
0.15
0.14
0.13
0.11
0.11
0.11
0.11
0.10
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.08
0.06
0.05
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
318.7
637.3
956
1274.63
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