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STAT Canada United States HISTORY
Consumption 499.9 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.
3.89 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Canada

Consumption > Per capita 16,055.64 kWh per capita
Ranked 2nd. 26% more than United States
12,747.49 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd.

Consumption by households 150.99 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.
1.36 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Canada

Consumption by households per capita 4,672.75 kWh
Ranked 6th. 2% more than United States
4,599.49 kWh
Ranked 7th.

Consumption by petroleum refineries 6.56 billion kWh
Ranked 8th.
48.89 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Canada

Consumption by petroleum refineries per capita 202.93 kWh
Ranked 5th. 23% more than United States
165.44 kWh
Ranked 10th.

Consumption per capita 16,281.22 kWh
Ranked 2nd. 28% more than United States
12,736.19 kWh
Ranked 3rd.

Exports 57.97 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United States
12 billion kWh
Ranked 15th.

From other renewable sources 4.2% of total installed capacity
Ranked 42nd.
5.3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 35th. 26% more than Canada
Installed generating capacity 136.9 million kW
Ranked 5th.
1.04 billion kW
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Canada
Installed generating capacity per thousand people 4,011.54 kW
Ranked 5th. 19% more than United States
3,358.91 kW
Ranked 9th.
Production 618.9 billion kWh
Ranked 5th.
4.1 trillion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than Canada

Production > KWh 639.73 billion
Ranked 7th.
4.32 trillion
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Canada

Production > Per capita 18,346.73 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 36% more than United States
13,527.54 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd.

Production per capita 18,604.5 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 38% more than United States
13,515.56 kWh
Ranked 3rd.

Consumption by households and other consumers per capita 9,136.39 kWh
Ranked 8th.
9,437.73 kWh
Ranked 6th. 3% more than Canada

Production by source > Nuclear 12.9%
Ranked 22nd.
20.7%
Ranked 19th. 60% more than Canada
Imports 11.39 billion kWh
Ranked 16th.
59.26 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Canada

From nuclear fuels 9.2% of total installed capacity
Ranked 16th.
9.7% of total installed capacity
Ranked 15th. 5% more than Canada
Consumption by households and other consumers > Per capita 9,140.07 kWh per capita
Ranked 8th.
9,409.27 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 3% more than Canada

Production > KWh > Per capita 19,308.81 per capita
Ranked 2nd. 42% more than United States
13,553.55 per capita
Ranked 6th.

Thermal > Production per capita 5,292.43 kWh
Ranked 30th.
10,659.14 kWh
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Canada

Consumption by households > Per capita 4,674.63 kWh per capita
Ranked 8th. 2% more than United States
4,585.62 kWh per capita
Ranked 9th.

Solar > Production > Public 17 million kWh
Ranked 4th.
596 million kWh
Ranked 2nd. 35 times more than Canada

From fossil fuels 31.7% of total installed capacity
Ranked 156th.
75.3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 90th. 2 times more than Canada
Production by source > Fossil fuel 28%
Ranked 179th.
71.4%
Ranked 114th. 3 times more than Canada
Net inland availability > Per capita 15,813.9 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 26% more than United States
12,551.32 kWh per capita
Ranked 8th.

Consumption by industry and construction per capita 6,539.43 kWh
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than United States
3,126.15 kWh
Ranked 18th.

Nuclear > Production 92.04 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
810.73 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Canada

Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh per capita 10,656.42 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 12 times more than United States
925.93 kWh
Ranked 28th.

Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh 340.95 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 26% more than United States
271.12 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.

Hydro > Production per capita 11,253.59 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than United States
982.76 kWh
Ranked 28th.

Consumption by iron and steel industry > Per capita 332.15 kWh per capita
Ranked 22nd. 22% more than United States
271.52 kWh per capita
Ranked 27th.

Consumption by households and other consumers 295.21 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.
2.79 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Canada

Consumption by industry and construction > Per capita 6,542.06 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than United States
3,116.73 kWh per capita
Ranked 20th.

Thermal > Production 171.01 billion kWh
Ranked 15th.
3.15 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than Canada

Net > Production per capita 18,822.85 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 36% more than United States
13,806.18 kWh
Ranked 8th.

Consumption by petroleum refineries > Per capita 203.01 kWh per capita
Ranked 5th. 23% more than United States
164.94 kWh per capita
Ranked 10th.

Net > Production 608.2 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
4.08 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Canada

Gross inland availability > Per capita 18,091.98 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 31% more than United States
13,847.96 kWh per capita
Ranked 9th.

Hydro > Production 363.63 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 25% more than United States
290.42 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.

Solar > Production > Public per capita 0.526 kWh
Ranked 7th.
2.02 kWh
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Canada

Consumption > Date of > Information 2003 2003
Production by source > Hydro 57.9%
Ranked 46th. 10 times more than United States
5.6%
Ranked 120th.
Consumption by energy sector > Per capita 848.32 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
404.37 kWh per capita
Ranked 14th.

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh per capita 1,002.44 kWh
Ranked 40th.
2,498.42 kWh
Ranked 16th. 2 times more than Canada

Production from coal sources > Kwh 103.09 billion kWh
Ranked 12th.
2.09 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than Canada

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh 32.07 billion kWh
Ranked 23th.
731.55 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Canada

Consumption by chemical industry 19.5 billion kWh
Ranked 10th.
254.34 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than Canada

Conversion > Transport and distribution losses 45.84 billion kWh
Ranked 7th.
264.48 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Canada

Energy balance requirement > Per capita 13,416.33 kWh per capita
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than United States
3,917.3 kWh per capita
Ranked 11th.

Energy balance requirement 433.33 billion kWh
Ranked 3rd.
1.16 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Canada

Hydro > Production > Per capita 11,258.12 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than United States
979.8 kWh per capita
Ranked 29th.

Hydro > Production > Public 332.17 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 16% more than United States
287.09 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.

Nuclear > Production > Per capita 2,849.62 kWh per capita
Ranked 8th. 4% more than United States
2,735.15 kWh per capita
Ranked 9th.

Nuclear > Production > Public > Per capita 2,849.62 kWh per capita
Ranked 8th. 4% more than United States
2,735.15 kWh per capita
Ranked 9th.

Imports > Per capita 707,560.75 kWh per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th. 4 times more than United States
187,674.05 kWh per 1,000 people
Ranked 23th.

Net inland availability 510.77 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
3.72 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Canada

Net > Production > Per capita 18,830.43 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 37% more than United States
13,764.55 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th.

Thermal > Production > Per capita 5,294.56 kWh per capita
Ranked 37th.
10,627 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. Twice as much as Canada

Thermal > Production > Self-producer 17.79 billion kWh
Ranked 12th.
155.34 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Canada

Power plant capacity > Public solar 17,000 kW
Ranked 6th.
411,000 kW
Ranked 2nd. 24 times more than Canada

Power plant capacity > Public solar > Per capita 0.526 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th.
1.39 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Canada

Thermal > Production > Self-producer > Per capita 550.85 kWh per capita
Ranked 22nd. 5% more than United States
524.06 kWh per capita
Ranked 27th.

Total > Production > Public 578.94 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
4.13 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Canada

Total > Production > Public > Per capita 17,924.49 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 29% more than United States
13,925.58 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th.

Total > Production > Self-producer 49.25 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.
158.67 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Canada

Wind > Production 1.47 billion kWh
Ranked 9th.
17.88 billion kWh
Ranked 3rd. 12 times more than Canada

Power plant capacity > Public wind 684,000 kW
Ranked 9th.
8.73 million kW
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than Canada

Power plant capacity > Public solar per million 526.12 kW
Ranked 9th.
1,390.78 kW
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Canada

Station use and station loss per capita 618.66 kWh
Ranked 9th.
698.44 kWh
Ranked 6th. 13% more than Canada

Consumption by other industries and construction > Per capita 5,606.09 kWh per capita
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than United States
1,987.14 kWh per capita
Ranked 22nd.

Consumption by pump-storage plants 210 million kWh
Ranked 24th.
24.53 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 117 times more than Canada

Consumption by transportation industry 4.26 billion kWh
Ranked 12th.
7.51 billion kWh
Ranked 8th. 76% more than Canada

Consumption by transportation industry > Per capita 131.77 kWh per capita
Ranked 14th. 5 times more than United States
25.32 kWh per capita
Ranked 44th.

Conversion > Transport and distribution losses > Per capita 1,419.24 kWh per capita
Ranked 4th. 59% more than United States
892.27 kWh per capita
Ranked 13th.

Exports > Per capita 1,677.97 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 21 times more than United States
79.26 kWh per capita
Ranked 21st.

Gross > Production > Public and self-producer > Per capita 19,449.33 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 34% more than United States
14,460.89 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th.

Nuclear > Production > Public 92.04 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
810.73 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Canada

Consumption by mining industry > Energy commodities 1.08 billion kWh
Ranked 13th.
12.8 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than Canada

Consumption by other consumers per capita 4,146.48 kWh
Ranked 7th.
4,838.24 kWh
Ranked 5th. 17% more than Canada

Consumption by pump-storage plants per capita 6.5 kWh
Ranked 26th.
83.02 kWh
Ranked 12th. 13 times more than Canada

Hydro > Production > Public per capita 10,279.99 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than United States
971.49 kWh
Ranked 27th.

Production from coal sources > % of total 17.23%
Ranked 40th.
50.4%
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than Canada

Net inland availability per capita 15,807.53 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 26% more than United States
12,589.28 kWh
Ranked 9th.

Nuclear > Production > Public per capita 2,848.48 kWh
Ranked 8th. 4% more than United States
2,743.42 kWh
Ranked 9th.

Consumption by crude petroleum fields > Per capita 605.25 kWh per capita
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United States
113.48 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th.

Power plant capacity > Public wind > Per capita 21.18 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 17th.
29.46 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th. 39% more than Canada

Power plant capacity > Public wind per 1000 21.17 kW
Ranked 17th.
29.55 kW
Ranked 15th. 40% more than Canada

Power plant capacity > Solar per 1000 0.526 kW
Ranked 14th.
1.39 kW
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Canada

Thermal > Production > Self-producer per capita 550.63 kWh
Ranked 19th. 5% more than United States
525.65 kWh
Ranked 23th.

Gross > Production > Public and self-producer per capita 19,441.51 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 34% more than United States
14,504.62 kWh
Ranked 8th.

Consumption by transportation industry per capita 131.72 kWh
Ranked 14th. 5 times more than United States
25.4 kWh
Ranked 43th.

Consumption by mining industry > Energy commodities per capita 33.55 kWh
Ranked 20th.
43.31 kWh
Ranked 17th. 29% more than Canada

Imports per capita 705.33 kWh
Ranked 15th. 4 times more than United States
187.51 kWh
Ranked 23th.

Production from oil sources > % of total 3.64%
Ranked 71st. 9% more than United States
3.35%
Ranked 72nd.

Hydro > Production > Public > Per capita 10,284.13 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than United States
968.56 kWh per capita
Ranked 28th.

Hydro > Production > Self-producer 31.46 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than United States
3.33 billion kWh
Ranked 5th.

Hydro > Production > Self-producer > Per capita 973.99 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 87 times more than United States
11.24 kWh per capita
Ranked 21st.

Production from coal sources > Kwh > Per capita 3,222.73 kWh per capita
Ranked 12th.
7,118.73 kWh per capita
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Canada

Production from nuclear sources > Kwh > Per capita 2,825.57 kWh per capita
Ranked 8th. 2% more than United States
2,769.71 kWh per capita
Ranked 9th.

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh > Per capita 1,002.63 kWh per capita
Ranked 39th.
2,491.19 kWh per capita
Ranked 16th. 2 times more than Canada

Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh > Per capita 10,658.41 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 12 times more than United States
923.25 kWh per capita
Ranked 27th.

Production from oil sources > Kwh > Per capita 680.86 kWh per capita
Ranked 23th. 44% more than United States
473.78 kWh per capita
Ranked 28th.

Consumption by energy sector per capita 847.98 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
405.59 kWh
Ranked 14th.

Energy balance requirement per capita 13,410.93 kWh
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than United States
3,929.15 kWh
Ranked 11th.

Exports per capita 1,672.69 kWh
Ranked 6th. 21 times more than United States
79.19 kWh
Ranked 22nd.

Gross inland availability per capita 18,084.71 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 30% more than United States
13,889.84 kWh
Ranked 10th.

Total > Production > Self-producer per capita 1,524.23 kWh
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than United States
536.92 kWh
Ranked 23th.

Production from coal sources > Kwh per capita 3,222.13 kWh
Ranked 12th.
7,139.4 kWh
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Canada

Station use and station loss 19.99 billion kWh
Ranked 7th.
206.4 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Canada

Production from oil sources > Kwh per capita 680.73 kWh
Ranked 21st. 43% more than United States
475.15 kWh
Ranked 27th.

Wind > Production per capita 45.52 kWh
Ranked 17th.
60.51 kWh
Ranked 13th. 33% more than Canada

Power plant capacity > Solar > Per capita 0.526 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th.
1.39 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Canada

Consumption by crude petroleum fields per capita 605.01 kWh
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United States
113.82 kWh
Ranked 7th.

Hydro > Production > Self-producer per capita 973.6 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 86 times more than United States
11.27 kWh
Ranked 21st.

Thermal > Production > Public per capita 4,741.8 kWh
Ranked 27th.
10,133.49 kWh
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Canada

Consumption by pump-storage plants > Per capita 6.5 kWh per capita
Ranked 27th.
82.77 kWh per capita
Ranked 13th. 13 times more than Canada

Gross > Production > Public and self-producer 628.19 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
4.29 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Canada

Production from natural gas sources > % of total 5.36%
Ranked 74th.
17.64%
Ranked 55th. 3 times more than Canada

Consumption by iron and steel industry 10.73 billion kWh
Ranked 13th.
80.48 billion kWh
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than Canada

Consumption by other consumers > Per capita 4,148.15 kWh per capita
Ranked 9th.
4,823.65 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. 16% more than Canada

Consumption by other industries and construction 181.07 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.
589.01 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Canada

Consumption by crude petroleum fields 19.55 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.
33.64 billion kWh
Ranked 3rd. 72% more than Canada

Consumption by chemical industry > Per capita 603.83 kWh per capita
Ranked 10th.
858.06 kWh per capita
Ranked 5th. 42% more than Canada

Consumption by industry and construction 211.3 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
923.83 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Canada

Total > Production > Public per capita 17,917.28 kWh
Ranked 4th. 28% more than United States
13,967.7 kWh
Ranked 7th.

Consumption by chemical industry per capita 603.58 kWh
Ranked 9th.
860.66 kWh
Ranked 4th. 43% more than Canada

Consumption by mining industry > Energy commodities > Per capita 33.56 kWh per capita
Ranked 20th.
43.18 kWh per capita
Ranked 17th. 29% more than Canada

Consumption by other consumers 133.98 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.
1.43 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Canada

Gross inland availability 584.35 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
4.1 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Canada

Station use and station loss > Per capita 618.9 kWh per capita
Ranked 11th.
696.34 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. 13% more than Canada

Thermal > Production > Public 153.22 billion kWh
Ranked 13th.
2.99 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than Canada

Thermal > Production > Public > Per capita 4,743.71 kWh per capita
Ranked 33th.
10,102.93 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Canada

Wind > Production > Per capita 45,543.21 kWh per 1,000 people
Ranked 17th.
60,325.14 kWh per 1,000 people
Ranked 13th. 32% more than Canada

Wind > Production > Public 1.47 billion kWh
Ranked 7th.
17.88 billion kWh
Ranked 3rd. 12 times more than Canada

Production from oil sources > Kwh 21.78 billion kWh
Ranked 15th.
139.13 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Canada

Consumption by energy sector 27.4 billion kWh
Ranked 5th.
119.86 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Canada

Production from hydroelectric sources > % of total 56.98%
Ranked 32nd. 9 times more than United States
6.54%
Ranked 85th.

Total > Production > Self-producer > Per capita 1,524.85 kWh per capita
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than United States
535.3 kWh per capita
Ranked 27th.

Production by source > Other 1.3%
Ranked 36th.
2.3%
Ranked 24th. 77% more than Canada
Consumption by other industries and construction per capita 5,603.83 kWh
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than United States
1,993.15 kWh
Ranked 18th.

Conversion > Transport and distribution losses per capita 1,418.67 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 59% more than United States
894.97 kWh
Ranked 11th.

Production from nuclear sources > % of total 15.1%
Ranked 21st.
19.61%
Ranked 19th. 30% more than Canada

Power plant capacity > Solar 17,000 kW
Ranked 10th.
411,000 kW
Ranked 3rd. 24 times more than Canada

From hydroelectric plants 54.7% of total installed capacity
Ranked 32nd. 7 times more than United States
7.6% of total installed capacity
Ranked 104th.
Wind > Production > Public per capita 45.52 kWh
Ranked 16th.
60.51 kWh
Ranked 13th. 33% more than Canada

Consumption by iron and steel industry per capita 332.01 kWh
Ranked 22nd. 22% more than United States
272.34 kWh
Ranked 26th.

Nuclear > Production per capita 2,848.48 kWh
Ranked 8th. 4% more than United States
2,743.42 kWh
Ranked 9th.

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division; Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division. 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.; 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.; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. 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.; International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics \xA9 OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), Energy Statistics and Balances of Non-OECD Countries, Energy Statistics of OECD Countries, and Energy Balances of OECD Countries.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database. 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.; World Development Indicators database; Wikipedia: List of countries by electricity consumption

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