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Energy > Electricity > Consumption per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Iceland 51,742.71 kWh 2009
2 Norway 27,012.22 kWh 2008
3 Finland 16,420.75 kWh 2008
4 Canada 16,281.22 kWh 2007
5 Kuwait 15,738.26 kWh 2007
6 Sweden 14,702.52 kWh 2007
7 Luxembourg 13,593.95 kWh 2007
8 United States 12,736.19 kWh 2008
9 Qatar 11,913.66 kWh 2007
10 United Arab Emirates 11,381.07 kWh 2007
11 Cayman Islands 10,609.65 kWh 2007
12 Australia 10,563.43 kWh 2007
13 Guam 10,383.31 kWh 2007
14 Bahrain 9,783.48 kWh 2007
15 Bermuda 9,682.84 kWh 2007
16 New Zealand 9,280.33 kWh 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 9,055.25 kWh 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 8,969.29 kWh 2007
17 South Korea 8,173.72 kWh 2009
18 Belgium 7,988.18 kWh 2007
19 Austria 7,850.31 kWh 2009
20 Aruba 7,809.8 kWh 2007
21 Brunei 7,680.08 kWh 2008
22 Singapore 7,668.31 kWh 2008
23 Netherlands 7,546.09 kWh 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 7,517.46 kWh 2006
24 Switzerland 7,425.27 kWh 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 7,272.18 kWh 2006
25 Slovenia 7,207.05 kWh 2009
26 New Caledonia 7,000.83 kWh 2007
27 France 6,986.13 kWh 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 6,768.98 kWh 2006
28 Japan 6,730.27 kWh 2009
29 Macau 6,660.06 kWh 2009
30 Germany 6,652.78 kWh 2007
31 Israel 6,459.52 kWh 2007
Cold countries average (profile) 6,398.48 kWh 2005
32 Saudi Arabia 6,370.67 kWh 2007
European Union average (profile) 6,273.51 kWh 2006
33 Denmark 6,243.61 kWh 2008
34 Spain 6,060.71 kWh 2008
Europe average (profile) 6,049.55 kWh 2001
35 Russia 6,043.27 kWh 2009
36 Hong Kong 6,037.75 kWh 2009
37 Ireland 6,032.15 kWh 2010
38 Puerto Rico 5,831.36 kWh 2007
39 European Union 5,700.06 kWh 2007
40 United Kingdom 5,670.09 kWh 2007
41 The Bahamas 5,560.61 kWh 2007
OPEC countries average (profile) 5,460.39 kWh 2007
42 Trinidad and Tobago 5,406.71 kWh 2007
43 Slovakia 5,305.81 kWh 2009
44 Italy 5,305.24 kWh 2007
45 Estonia 5,282.51 kWh 2009
46 Greece 5,206.94 kWh 2007
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 5,187.1 kWh 2007
47 Czech Republic 5,093.84 kWh 2009
48 Greenland 5,070.3 kWh 2008
49 South Africa 5,002.35 kWh 2007
50 Kazakhstan 4,840.47 kWh 2009
51 Portugal 4,598.27 kWh 2007
52 Malta 4,478.67 kWh 2007
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 4,441.44 kWh 2006
53 Oman 4,420.68 kWh 2007
54 Hungary 4,269.99 kWh 2010
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 4,131.5 kWh 2005
55 Croatia 4,059.54 kWh 2008
56 Cyprus 4,023.16 kWh 2007
57 Libya 3,834.24 kWh 2007
58 Bulgaria 3,730.98 kWh 2009
59 Malaysia 3,571.39 kWh 2009
Christian countries average (profile) 3,533.46 kWh 2001
60 Chile 3,436.94 kWh 2007
61 Barbados 3,402.02 kWh 2007
62 Poland 3,391.87 kWh 2007
Former British colonies average (profile) 3,383.72 kWh 2007
63 Azerbaijan 3,204.64 kWh 2007
Eastern Europe average (profile) 3,199.17 kWh 2001
64 Belarus 3,194.56 kWh 2007
65 Venezuela 3,001.89 kWh 2007
66 Latvia 2,997.23 kWh 2007
67 American Samoa 2,971.39 kWh 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2,957.38 kWh 2006
68 Ukraine 2,922.7 kWh 2009
69 Suriname 2,874.03 kWh 2007
70 Lithuania 2,847.48 kWh 2007
71 Turkey 2,815.38 kWh 2008
72 Iran 2,810.6 kWh 2009
73 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,802.69 kWh 2009
74 Seychelles 2,734.23 kWh 2007
75 Romania 2,714.55 kWh 2007
Catholic countries average (profile) 2,698.18 kWh 2005
76 Turkmenistan 2,610.99 kWh 2009
77 China 2,595.39 kWh 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 2,589.26 kWh 2006
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 2,536.58 kWh 2007
78 Argentina 2,522.41 kWh 2007
Muslim countries average (profile) 2,455.84 kWh 2006
79 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2,395.1 kWh 2007
80 Jamaica 2,371.25 kWh 2007
81 French Polynesia 2,321.78 kWh 2007
82 Lebanon 2,305.9 kWh 2009
83 Tajikistan 2,242.39 kWh 2009
84 Uruguay 2,117.45 kWh 2010
85 Brazil 2,116.88 kWh 2007
86 Albania 2,092.23 kWh 2009
87 Thailand 2,030.66 kWh 2008
88 Jordan 1,837.13 kWh 2007
89 Costa Rica 1,779.07 kWh 2008
90 Saint Lucia 1,776.09 kWh 2007
91 Syria 1,738.11 kWh 2007
92 Iraq 1,723.96 kWh 2009
Hot countries average (profile) 1,720.61 kWh 2005
93 Mauritius 1,712.15 kWh 2007
94 Kyrgyzstan 1,708.3 kWh 2007
95 Maldives 1,695.55 kWh 2009
96 Federated States of Micronesia 1,669.42 kWh 2002
97 Armenia 1,597.39 kWh 2007
98 Georgia 1,574.43 kWh 2008
99 Mexico 1,558.97 kWh 2009
100 Grenada 1,503.1 kWh 2007
101 Uzbekistan 1,444.14 kWh 2009
102 Panama 1,405.61 kWh 2010
103 Egypt 1,402.41 kWh 2007
Religious countries average (profile) 1,386.53 kWh 2005
104 Botswana 1,382.63 kWh 2007
105 Paraguay 1,339.13 kWh 2009
106 Namibia 1,327.27 kWh 2009
107 Dominican Republic 1,320.85 kWh 2007
108 Mongolia 1,286.94 kWh 2009
109 Cuba 1,240.52 kWh 2007
110 Moldova 1,221.73 kWh 2007
111 Antigua and Barbuda 1,212.13 kWh 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1,190.17 kWh 2006
112 Tunisia 1,142.43 kWh 2008
113 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1,140.81 kWh 2007
114 Dominica 1,116.6 kWh 2007
115 Ecuador 1,108.04 kWh 2007
116 Swaziland 1,057.29 kWh 2007
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1,046.85 kWh 2006
117 Fiji 1,033.05 kWh 2007
118 Peru 1,012.03 kWh 2008
119 Gabon 999.04 kWh 2007
120 Vietnam 984.67 kWh 2010
121 Honduras 875.52 kWh 2009
122 Colombia 867.22 kWh 2007
123 Guyana 865.78 kWh 2007
124 Zimbabwe 854.78 kWh 2007
125 Algeria 807.48 kWh 2007
126 North Korea 775.45 kWh 2008
127 El Salvador 756.21 kWh 2009
128 Zambia 729.83 kWh 2007
129 Belize 693.58 kWh 2007
130 Morocco 677.6 kWh 2007
131 Philippines 592.04 kWh 2009
132 Samoa 556.41 kWh 2007
133 Guatemala 534.24 kWh 2007
134 Indonesia 516.51 kWh 2007
135 India 490.04 kWh 2007
136 Cape Verde 480.66 kWh 2007
137 Bolivia 459.31 kWh 2010
138 Nicaragua 459.12 kWh 2007
139 Mozambique 458.25 kWh 2007
140 Pakistan 440.44 kWh 2007
141 Papua New Guinea 419.37 kWh 2007
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 417.46 kWh 2007
142 Sri Lanka 416.33 kWh 2008
143 Tonga 390.95 kWh 2007
144 Turks and Caicos Islands 389.69 kWh 2007
145 Laos 348.67 kWh 2010
146 Djibouti 326.03 kWh 2007
Former French colonies average (profile) 311.91 kWh 2007
147 Ghana 306.58 kWh 2007
South Asia average (profile) 266.86 kWh 2006
148 Lesotho 264.29 kWh 2007
149 Bhutan 261.16 kWh 2009
150 Cameroon 251.39 kWh 2007
failed states average (profile) 247.74 kWh 2007
151 Yemen 195.12 kWh 2007
152 Cote d'Ivoire 180.01 kWh 2007
153 Angola 179.14 kWh 2007
154 Vanuatu 177.54 kWh 2007
155 Bangladesh 160.13 kWh 2009
156 Solomon Islands 142.23 kWh 2007
157 Kiribati 139.4 kWh 2007
158 Nigeria 130.51 kWh 2007
159 Kenya 125.42 kWh 2008
160 Senegal 116.25 kWh 2007
161 Mauritania 115.97 kWh 2007
162 Malawi 114.63 kWh 2007
163 Togo 109.69 kWh 2007
164 Sao Tome and Principe 108.15 kWh 2007
165 Democratic Republic of the Congo 104.86 kWh 2007
166 Sudan 103.5 kWh 2007
167 The Gambia 97.29 kWh 2007
168 Cambodia 92.53 kWh 2007
169 Liberia 92.41 kWh 2007
170 Burma 86.62 kWh 2007
171 Nepal 86.44 kWh 2007
172 Guinea 78.68 kWh 2007
173 Tanzania 77.38 kWh 2007
174 Benin 68.56 kWh 2007
175 Uganda 67.3 kWh 2007
176 Madagascar 50.15 kWh 2007
177 Eritrea 43.76 kWh 2007
178 Niger 41.52 kWh 2007
179 Guinea-Bissau 40.73 kWh 2007
180 Equatorial Guinea 40.71 kWh 2007
181 Burkina Faso 39.96 kWh 2007
182 Ethiopia 38.91 kWh 2007
183 Mali 37.64 kWh 2007
184 Comoros 32.34 kWh 2007
185 Somalia 29.22 kWh 2007
186 Haiti 28.7 kWh 2007
187 Central African Republic 26.05 kWh 2007
188 Rwanda 23.33 kWh 2007
189 Burundi 15.08 kWh 2007
190 Sierra Leone 13.74 kWh 2007
191 Chad 8.7 kWh 2007
192 Afghanistan 8.34 kWh 2009
193 Northern Mariana Islands 0.842 kWh 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Energy > Electricity > Consumption per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Energy/Electricity/Consumption-per-capita

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Interesting observations about Energy > Electricity > Consumption per capita

  • All of the top 4 countries by electricity > consumption per capita are Christian.
  • All of the top 3 countries by electricity > consumption per capita are European.
  • All of the top 4 countries by electricity > consumption per capita are High income OECD.
  • All of the top 3 countries by electricity > consumption per capita are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 2 countries by electricity > consumption per capita are NATO.
  • All of the top 3 countries by electricity > consumption per capita are Sparsely populated.
  • Iceland has had the highest electricity > consumption per capita since 2001.
  • Norway has ranked in the top 2 for electricity > consumption per capita since 2001.
  • 101 of the top 186 countries by electricity > consumption per capita are Hot countries.
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