Per Capita Energy Use by Nation, 2009-2011

…for those who are concerned about the rising CO2 levels in our atmosphere, the easiest fix is to become a lot more deliberate about the energy we use. The figures below show that the most developed nations, like the U.S., have tremendous opportunities to conserve energy. Note, however, that these figures do not include energy consumed for international travel, via airplane or ship….

The table below shows per capita energy consumption for 136 nations with data reported for years 2009, 2010, and 2011. The nations are ranked in descending order of 2011 energy use. The change from 2009 to 2011 is marked in the right column. The figures represent kilograms of oil equivalent. The source (World Bank) notes the following: Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.”

A sampling of 30 nations are highlighted in bold red; this includes all nations with populations of at least 70 Million, and other nations with the largest economies. Note that the energy consumption for these nations ranges from over 7,300 kg oil per capita (Canada) to only 205 kg oil per capita (Bangladesh).

2009 2010 2011 % change
Iceland 16,905 16,882 17,964 up 6%
Qatar 15,947 16,559 17,419 up 9%
Trinidad & Tobago 15,332 16,091 15,691 up 2%
Kuwait 10,812 10,893 10,408 down -4%
Brunei 7,715 8,089 9,427 up 22%
Oman 6,863 8,262 8,356 up 22%
Luxembourg 7,946 8,324 8,046 up 1%
United Arab Emirates 7,861 7,475 7,407 down -6%
Bahrain 7,838 7,568 7,353 down -6%
Canada 7,474 7,381 7,333 down -2%
United States 7,056 7,162 7,032 0%
Saudi Arabia 6,556 7,044 6,738 up 3%
Singapore 5,667 6,752 6,452 up 14%
Finland 6,230 6,792 6,449 up 4%
Norway 6,166 6,614 5,681 down -8%
Australia 5,629 5,561 5,501 down -2%
Belgium 5,288 5,576 5,349 up 1%
Korea, Rep. 4,660 5,059 5,232 up 12%
Sweden 4,883 5,472 5,190 up 6%
Russian Federation 4,559 4,932 5,113 up 12%
Turkmenistan 3,991 4,497 4,839 up 21%
Kazakhstan 3,941 4,561 4,717 up 20%
Netherlands 4,729 5,021 4,638 down -2%
Estonia 3,559 4,182 4,221 up 19%
Czech Republic 4,026 4,205 4,138 up 3%
New Zealand 4,048 4,187 4,124 up 2%
Austria 3,821 4,080 3,928 up 3%
France 3,917 4,016 3,869 down -1%
Germany 3,825 4,033 3,811 0%
Japan 3,702 3,916 3,610 down -2%
Slovenia 3,479 3,529 3,531 up 1%
Denmark 3,324 3,480 3,231 down -3%
Slovak Republic 3,107 3,307 3,214 up 3%
Switzerland 3,482 3,348 3,207 down -8%
Belarus 2,812 2,917 3,114 up 11%
Israel 2,867 3,043 2,994 up 4%
United Kingdom 3,155 3,216 2,973 down -6%
Ireland 3,167 3,118 2,888 down -9%
Italy 2,790 2,872 2,819 up 1%
Iran 2,902 2,829 2,813 down -3%
Ukraine 2,485 2,884 2,766 up 11%
South Africa 2,843 2,796 2,741 down -4%
Spain 2,755 2,743 2,686 down -3%
Malaysia 2,514 2,569 2,639 up 5%
Poland 2,464 2,659 2,629 up 7%
Bulgaria 2,352 2,420 2,615 up 11%
Hungary 2,480 2,567 2,503 up 1%
Lithuania 2,771 2,277 2,406 down -13%
Greece 2,631 2,476 2,402 down -9%
Venezuela 2,435 2,600 2,380 down -2%
Serbia 2,073 2,131 2,237 up 8%
Portugal 2,285 2,226 2,187 down -4%
Libya 3,401 3,578 2,186 down -36%
Latvia 2,056 2,214 2,122 up 3%
Cyprus 2,316 2,213 2,121 down -8%
Hong Kong 2,142 1,970 2,106 down -2%
Malta 1,883 2,046 2,060 up 9%
China 1,717 1,881 2,029 up 18%
Croatia 1,969 1,938 1,971 0%
Argentina 1,901 1,936 1,967 up 3%
Chile 1,735 1,803 1,940 up 12%
Montenegro 1,605 1,893 1,900 up 18%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 1,599 1,677 1,848 up 16%
Thailand 1,619 1,768 1,790 up 11%
Romania 1,713 1,730 1,778 up 4%
Uzbekistan 1,615 1,532 1,628 up 1%
Mexico 1,510 1,518 1,560 up 3%
Turkey 1,371 1,457 1,539 up 12%
Macedonia 1,338 1,371 1,484 up 11%
Lebanon 1,566 1,470 1,449 down -7%
Kosovo 1,382 1,406 1,411 up 2%
Brazil 1,243 1,362 1,371 up 10%
Azerbaijan 1,334 1,280 1,369 up 3%
Mongolia 1,217 1,273 1,310 up 8%
Uruguay 1,230 1,238 1,309 up 6%
Iraq 1,089 1,222 1,266 up 16%
Gabon 1,267 1,275 1,253 down -1%
Jordan 1,261 1,175 1,143 down -9%
Jamaica 1,127 1,052 1,135 up 1%
Botswana 1,036 1,149 1,115 up 8%
Algeria 1,122 1,082 1,108 down -1%
Panama 931 1,009 1,085 up 17%
Cuba 1,094 1,002 992 down -9%
Costa Rica 991 995 983 down -1%
Egypt 931 942 978 up 5%
Moldova 889 962 936 up 5%
Armenia 879 838 916 up 4%
Syria 1,010 1,005 910 down -10%
Tunisia 881 917 890 up 1%
Indonesia 841 878 857 up 2%
Ecuador 859 828 849 down -1%
Georgia 702 701 790 up 13%
Korea, Dem. Rep. 794 767 773 down -3%
Albania 717 721 768 up 7%
Bolivia 621 723 746 up 20%
Paraguay 705 741 739 up 5%
Dominican Republic 702 717 727 up 4%
Nigeria 703 721 721 up 3%
Namibia 698 712 717 up 3%
Vietnam 621 678 697 up 12%
Zimbabwe 679 688 697 up 3%
Peru 594 656 695 up 17%
Guatemala 666 715 691 up 4%
El Salvador 681 677 690 up 1%
Angola 665 684 673 up 1%
Colombia 673 694 671 0%
Zambia 611 609 621 up 2%
India 587 600 614 up 5%
Honduras 596 599 609 up 2%
Cote d’Ivoire 510 516 579 up 14%
Kyrgyz Republic 461 515 562 up 22%
Morocco 481 511 539 up 12%
Nicaragua 505 507 515 up 2%
Sri Lanka 444 477 499 up 12%
Pakistan 489 487 482 down -1%
Kenya 474 482 480 up 1%
Tanzania 443 446 448 up 1%
Togo 428 427 427 0%
Philippines 415 434 426 up 3%
Ghana 393 413 425 up 8%
Mozambique 409 412 415 up 1%
Congo, Rep. 354 368 393 up 11%
Benin 372 384 385 up 3%
Nepal 376 381 383 up 2%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 379 382 383 up 1%
Ethiopia 382 382 381 0%
Cambodia 347 350 365 up 5%
Sudan 367 364 355 down -3%
Haiti 280 243 320 up 14%
Cameroon 344 337 318 down -8%
Yemen, Rep. 349 367 312 down -11%
Tajikistan 313 311 306 down -2%
Myanmar 276 270 268 down -3%
Senegal 260 265 264 up 2%
Bangladesh 195 204 205 up 5%
Eritrea 131 130 129 down -2%

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Copied 9/28/2014 from: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EG.USE.PCAP.KG.OE