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STAT New Zealand United States HISTORY
Consumption 40.76 billion kWh
Ranked 32nd.
3.89 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 95 times more than New Zealand

Consumption > Per capita 9,534.06 kWh per capita
Ranked 12th.
12,747.49 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 34% more than New Zealand

Consumption by households 12.61 billion kWh
Ranked 46th.
1.36 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 108 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by households per capita 3,050.15 kWh
Ranked 15th.
4,599.49 kWh
Ranked 7th. 51% more than New Zealand

Consumption by petroleum refineries 248 million kWh
Ranked 42nd.
48.89 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 197 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by petroleum refineries per capita 59.99 kWh
Ranked 28th.
165.44 kWh
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Consumption per capita 9,280.33 kWh
Ranked 14th.
12,736.19 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 37% more than New Zealand

Exports 0.0
Ranked 96th.
12 billion kWh
Ranked 15th.

From other renewable sources 14% of total installed capacity
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than United States
5.3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 35th.
Installed generating capacity 9.68 million kW
Ranked 44th.
1.04 billion kW
Ranked 1st. 107 times more than New Zealand
Installed generating capacity per thousand people 2,215.99 kW
Ranked 22nd.
3,358.91 kW
Ranked 9th. 52% more than New Zealand
Production 43.54 billion kWh
Ranked 44th.
4.1 trillion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 94 times more than New Zealand

Production > KWh 43.84 billion
Ranked 48th.
4.32 trillion
Ranked 1st. 99 times more than New Zealand

Production > Per capita 10,304.27 kWh per capita
Ranked 14th.
13,527.54 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 31% more than New Zealand

Production per capita 10,030.04 kWh
Ranked 15th.
13,515.56 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 35% more than New Zealand

Consumption by households and other consumers per capita 5,253.88 kWh
Ranked 17th.
9,437.73 kWh
Ranked 6th. 80% more than New Zealand

Production by source > Nuclear 0.0
Ranked 118th.
20.7%
Ranked 19th.
Imports 0.0
Ranked 92nd.
59.26 billion kWh
Ranked 1st.

From nuclear fuels 0.0
Ranked 97th.
9.7% of total installed capacity
Ranked 15th.
Consumption by households and other consumers > Per capita 5,298.74 kWh per capita
Ranked 19th.
9,409.27 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 78% more than New Zealand

Production > KWh > Per capita 9,720.79 per capita
Ranked 11th.
13,553.55 per capita
Ranked 6th. 39% more than New Zealand

Thermal > Production per capita 3,874.79 kWh
Ranked 45th.
10,659.14 kWh
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by households > Per capita 3,076.19 kWh per capita
Ranked 17th.
4,585.62 kWh per capita
Ranked 9th. 49% more than New Zealand

From fossil fuels 31.7% of total installed capacity
Ranked 155th.
75.3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 90th. 2 times more than New Zealand
Production by source > Fossil fuel 31.6%
Ranked 174th.
71.4%
Ranked 114th. 2 times more than New Zealand
Net inland availability > Per capita 9,040.47 kWh per capita
Ranked 17th.
12,551.32 kWh per capita
Ranked 8th. 39% more than New Zealand

Consumption by industry and construction per capita 3,601.44 kWh
Ranked 14th. 15% more than United States
3,126.15 kWh
Ranked 18th.

Power plant capacity > Geothermal > Per capita 105.88 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than United States
10.56 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th.

Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh 27.02 billion kWh
Ranked 20th.
271.12 billion kWh
Ranked 4th. 10 times more than New Zealand

Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh per capita 6,610.64 kWh
Ranked 6th. 7 times more than United States
925.93 kWh
Ranked 28th.

Hydro > Production 23.47 billion kWh
Ranked 20th.
290.42 billion kWh
Ranked 4th. 12 times more than New Zealand

Gross inland availability > Per capita 10,126.86 kWh per capita
Ranked 14th.
13,847.96 kWh per capita
Ranked 9th. 37% more than New Zealand

Geothermal > Production per capita 689.91 kWh
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than United States
56.78 kWh
Ranked 7th.

Hydro > Production per capita 5,677.45 kWh
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than United States
982.76 kWh
Ranked 28th.

Power plant capacity > Geothermal per 1000 104.99 kW
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than United States
10.59 kW
Ranked 7th.

Power plant capacity > Geothermal 434,000 kW
Ranked 6th.
3.13 million kW
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than New Zealand

Thermal > Production 16.02 billion kWh
Ranked 60th.
3.15 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 197 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by industry and construction > Per capita 3,632.19 kWh per capita
Ranked 15th. 17% more than United States
3,116.73 kWh per capita
Ranked 20th.

Consumption by petroleum refineries > Per capita 60.5 kWh per capita
Ranked 29th.
164.94 kWh per capita
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Net > Production 41.51 billion kWh
Ranked 47th.
4.08 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 98 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by iron and steel industry > Per capita 312.77 kWh per capita
Ranked 26th. 15% more than United States
271.52 kWh per capita
Ranked 27th.

Net > Production per capita 10,041.12 kWh
Ranked 12th.
13,806.18 kWh
Ranked 8th. 37% more than New Zealand

Consumption by households and other consumers 21.72 billion kWh
Ranked 49th.
2.79 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 128 times more than New Zealand

Consumption > Date of > Information 2003 2003
Production by source > Hydro 57.8%
Ranked 47th. 10 times more than United States
5.6%
Ranked 120th.
Consumption by crude petroleum fields per capita 3.39 kWh
Ranked 25th.
113.82 kWh
Ranked 7th. 34 times more than New Zealand

Geothermal > Production > Public per capita 683.37 kWh
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than United States
56.78 kWh
Ranked 7th.

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh per capita 1,707.16 kWh
Ranked 25th.
2,498.42 kWh
Ranked 16th. 46% more than New Zealand

Production from natural gas sources > % of total 16.69%
Ranked 57th.
17.64%
Ranked 55th. 6% more than New Zealand

Consumption by chemical industry 221 million kWh
Ranked 54th.
254.34 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 1151 times more than New Zealand

Consumption in rail transport 94 million kWh
Ranked 48th.
7.51 billion kWh
Ranked 7th. 80 times more than New Zealand

Conversion > Transport and distribution losses 3.04 billion kWh
Ranked 60th.
264.48 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 87 times more than New Zealand

Energy balance requirement > Per capita 6,572.01 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. 68% more than United States
3,917.3 kWh per capita
Ranked 11th.

Energy balance requirement 26.94 billion kWh
Ranked 26th.
1.16 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 43 times more than New Zealand

Hydro > Production > Per capita 5,725.93 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than United States
979.8 kWh per capita
Ranked 29th.

Hydro > Production > Public 23.47 billion kWh
Ranked 20th.
287.09 billion kWh
Ranked 4th. 12 times more than New Zealand

Imports > Per capita 0.0
Ranked 77th.
187,674.05 kWh per 1,000 people
Ranked 23th.

Net inland availability 37.06 billion kWh
Ranked 46th.
3.72 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 100 times more than New Zealand

Net > Production > Per capita 10,126.86 kWh per capita
Ranked 13th.
13,764.55 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. 36% more than New Zealand

Thermal > Production > Per capita 3,907.88 kWh per capita
Ranked 52nd.
10,627 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Thermal > Production > Self-producer 1.89 billion kWh
Ranked 38th.
155.34 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 82 times more than New Zealand

Production from coal sources > % of total 9.94%
Ranked 50th.
50.4%
Ranked 16th. 5 times more than New Zealand

Thermal > Production > Self-producer > Per capita 460.12 kWh per capita
Ranked 30th.
524.06 kWh per capita
Ranked 27th. 14% more than New Zealand

Total > Production > Public 41.04 billion kWh
Ranked 49th.
4.13 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 101 times more than New Zealand

Total > Production > Public > Per capita 10,013.17 kWh per capita
Ranked 13th.
13,925.58 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 39% more than New Zealand

Total > Production > Self-producer 1.91 billion kWh
Ranked 40th.
158.67 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 83 times more than New Zealand

Wind > Production 616 million kWh
Ranked 15th.
17.88 billion kWh
Ranked 3rd. 29 times more than New Zealand

Power plant capacity > Public wind 168,000 kW
Ranked 14th.
8.73 million kW
Ranked 2nd. 52 times more than New Zealand

Total > Production > Self-producer > Per capita 466.71 kWh per capita
Ranked 31st.
535.3 kWh per capita
Ranked 27th. 15% more than New Zealand

Production by source > Other 10.7%
Ranked 10th. 5 times more than United States
2.3%
Ranked 24th.
Consumption by other industries and construction per capita 3,237.86 kWh
Ranked 12th. 62% more than United States
1,993.15 kWh
Ranked 18th.

Hydro > Production > Public per capita 5,677.45 kWh
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than United States
971.49 kWh
Ranked 27th.

Imports per capita 0.0
Ranked 74th.
187.51 kWh
Ranked 23th.

Net inland availability per capita 8,963.93 kWh
Ranked 15th.
12,589.28 kWh
Ranked 9th. 40% more than New Zealand

Consumption by crude petroleum fields > Per capita 3.42 kWh per capita
Ranked 25th.
113.48 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. 33 times more than New Zealand

Power plant capacity > Public wind > Per capita 40.99 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 12th. 39% more than United States
29.46 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th.

Power plant capacity > Public geothermal per 1000 103.05 kW
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than United States
10.59 kW
Ranked 7th.

Power plant capacity > Public wind per 1000 40.64 kW
Ranked 12th. 38% more than United States
29.55 kW
Ranked 15th.

Total > Production > Public per capita 9,928.4 kWh
Ranked 12th.
13,967.7 kWh
Ranked 7th. 41% more than New Zealand

Gross > Production > Public and self-producer per capita 10,391.16 kWh
Ranked 12th.
14,504.62 kWh
Ranked 8th. 40% more than New Zealand

Consumption by transportation industry per capita 108.61 kWh
Ranked 21st. 4 times more than United States
25.4 kWh
Ranked 43th.

Consumption in rail transport per capita 22.74 kWh
Ranked 35th.
25.4 kWh
Ranked 34th. 12% more than New Zealand

Production from oil sources > % of total 0.06%
Ranked 119th.
3.35%
Ranked 72nd. 56 times more than New Zealand

Hydro > Production > Public > Per capita 5,725.93 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than United States
968.56 kWh per capita
Ranked 28th.

Production from coal sources > Kwh > Per capita 1,023.29 kWh per capita
Ranked 30th.
7,118.73 kWh per capita
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than New Zealand

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh > Per capita 1,718.13 kWh per capita
Ranked 25th.
2,491.19 kWh per capita
Ranked 16th. 45% more than New Zealand

Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh > Per capita 6,653.12 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 7 times more than United States
923.25 kWh per capita
Ranked 27th.

Production from oil sources > Kwh > Per capita 5.66 kWh per capita
Ranked 109th.
473.78 kWh per capita
Ranked 28th. 84 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by energy sector per capita 114.9 kWh
Ranked 41st.
405.59 kWh
Ranked 14th. 4 times more than New Zealand

Energy balance requirement per capita 6,516.36 kWh
Ranked 7th. 66% more than United States
3,929.15 kWh
Ranked 11th.

Exports per capita 0.0
Ranked 75th.
79.19 kWh
Ranked 22nd.

Gross inland availability per capita 10,041.12 kWh
Ranked 13th.
13,889.84 kWh
Ranked 10th. 38% more than New Zealand

Total > Production > Self-producer per capita 462.76 kWh
Ranked 27th.
536.92 kWh
Ranked 23th. 16% more than New Zealand

Geothermal > Production 2.85 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
16.78 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by chemical industry > Per capita 53.92 kWh per capita
Ranked 46th.
858.06 kWh per capita
Ranked 5th. 16 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by crude petroleum fields 14 million kWh
Ranked 32nd.
33.64 billion kWh
Ranked 3rd. 2403 times more than New Zealand

Station use and station loss 1.45 billion kWh
Ranked 55th.
206.4 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 143 times more than New Zealand

Production from oil sources > Kwh per capita 5.63 kWh
Ranked 108th.
475.15 kWh
Ranked 27th. 84 times more than New Zealand

Power plant capacity > Public geothermal > Per capita 103.93 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than United States
10.56 kW per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th.

Gross > Production > Public and self-producer 42.96 billion kWh
Ranked 49th.
4.29 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 100 times more than New Zealand

Production from coal sources > Kwh 4.16 billion kWh
Ranked 48th.
2.09 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 503 times more than New Zealand

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh 6.98 billion kWh
Ranked 57th.
731.55 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 105 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by iron and steel industry 1.28 billion kWh
Ranked 39th.
80.48 billion kWh
Ranked 3rd. 63 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by other consumers > Per capita 1,889.04 kWh per capita
Ranked 35th.
4,823.65 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by other industries and construction 13.38 billion kWh
Ranked 39th.
589.01 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 44 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by industry and construction 14.89 billion kWh
Ranked 42nd.
923.83 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 62 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by mining industry > Energy commodities > Per capita 8.78 kWh per capita
Ranked 26th.
43.18 kWh per capita
Ranked 17th. 5 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by other consumers 7.74 billion kWh
Ranked 50th.
1.43 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 185 times more than New Zealand

Geothermal > Production > Public 2.83 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
16.78 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than New Zealand

Gross inland availability 41.51 billion kWh
Ranked 47th.
4.1 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 99 times more than New Zealand

Geothermal > Production > Public > Per capita 689.21 kWh per capita
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than United States
56.6 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th.

Station use and station loss > Per capita 353.02 kWh per capita
Ranked 31st.
696.34 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. 97% more than New Zealand

Thermal > Production > Public 14.13 billion kWh
Ranked 62nd.
2.99 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 212 times more than New Zealand

Thermal > Production > Public > Per capita 3,447.75 kWh per capita
Ranked 52nd.
10,102.93 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Wind > Production > Per capita 150,284.22 kWh per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than United States
60,325.14 kWh per 1,000 people
Ranked 13th.

Wind > Production > Public 616 million kWh
Ranked 13th.
17.88 billion kWh
Ranked 3rd. 29 times more than New Zealand

Production from oil sources > Kwh 23 million kWh
Ranked 112th.
139.13 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 6049 times more than New Zealand

Station use and station loss per capita 350.03 kWh
Ranked 30th.
698.44 kWh
Ranked 6th. Twice as much as New Zealand

Consumption by other industries and construction > Per capita 3,265.51 kWh per capita
Ranked 12th. 64% more than United States
1,987.14 kWh per capita
Ranked 22nd.

Consumption by transportation industry 449 million kWh
Ranked 37th.
7.51 billion kWh
Ranked 8th. 17 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by transportation industry > Per capita 109.54 kWh per capita
Ranked 20th. 4 times more than United States
25.32 kWh per capita
Ranked 44th.

Conversion > Transport and distribution losses > Per capita 741.42 kWh per capita
Ranked 19th.
892.27 kWh per capita
Ranked 13th. 20% more than New Zealand

Exports > Per capita 0.0
Ranked 78th.
79.26 kWh per capita
Ranked 21st.

Geothermal > Production > Per capita 695.8 kWh per capita
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than United States
56.6 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th.

Gross > Production > Public and self-producer > Per capita 10,479.89 kWh per capita
Ranked 13th.
14,460.89 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. 38% more than New Zealand

Consumption by mining industry > Energy commodities 36 million kWh
Ranked 31st.
12.8 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 356 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by other consumers per capita 1,873.05 kWh
Ranked 29th.
4,838.24 kWh
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Conversion > Transport and distribution losses per capita 735.14 kWh
Ranked 17th.
894.97 kWh
Ranked 11th. 22% more than New Zealand

Thermal > Production > Self-producer per capita 456.23 kWh
Ranked 26th.
525.65 kWh
Ranked 23th. 15% more than New Zealand

Consumption by chemical industry per capita 53.46 kWh
Ranked 44th.
860.66 kWh
Ranked 4th. 16 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by mining industry > Energy commodities per capita 8.71 kWh
Ranked 26th.
43.31 kWh
Ranked 17th. 5 times more than New Zealand

Production from hydroelectric sources > % of total 64.62%
Ranked 27th. 10 times more than United States
6.54%
Ranked 85th.

Production from coal sources > Kwh per capita 1,016.76 kWh
Ranked 30th.
7,139.4 kWh
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than New Zealand

Consumption by energy sector 475 million kWh
Ranked 53th.
119.86 billion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 252 times more than New Zealand

Wind > Production per capita 149.01 kWh
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than United States
60.51 kWh
Ranked 13th.

Consumption by iron and steel industry per capita 310.12 kWh
Ranked 25th. 14% more than United States
272.34 kWh
Ranked 26th.

From hydroelectric plants 54.2% of total installed capacity
Ranked 33th. 7 times more than United States
7.6% of total installed capacity
Ranked 104th.
Wind > Production > Public per capita 149.01 kWh
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than United States
60.51 kWh
Ranked 13th.

Consumption by energy sector > Per capita 115.89 kWh per capita
Ranked 42nd.
404.37 kWh per capita
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Consumption in rail transport > Per capita 22.93 kWh per capita
Ranked 36th.
25.32 kWh per capita
Ranked 35th. 10% more than New Zealand

Power plant capacity > Public geothermal 426,000 kW
Ranked 6th.
3.13 million kW
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than New Zealand

Thermal > Production > Public per capita 3,418.56 kWh
Ranked 46th.
10,133.49 kWh
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than New Zealand

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; 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.; Wikipedia: List of countries by electricity consumption

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