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  • Consumption: This entry consists of total electricity generated 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.
  • Consumption per capita: This entry consists of total electricity generated 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.
  • Exports: This entry is the total exported electricity in kilowatt-hours.
  • Exports per capita: This entry is the total exported electricity in kilowatt-hours. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Imports: This entry is the total imported electricity in kilowatt-hours.
  • Imports per capita: This entry is the total imported electricity in kilowatt-hours. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Production: This entry is the annual electricity generated 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.
  • Production per capita: This entry is the annual electricity generated 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.
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Consumption 212.2 billion kWh
Ranked 14th.
3.74 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than South Africa

Consumption per capita 4,348.98 kWh
Ranked 42nd.
12,194.74 kWh
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than South Africa

Exports 14.05 billion kWh
Ranked 13th.
18.11 billion kWh
Ranked 8th. 29% more than South Africa

Exports per capita 284.87 kWh
Ranked 29th. 5 times more than United States
59.03 kWh
Ranked 41st.

Imports 1.76 billion kWh
Ranked 42nd.
34.32 billion kWh
Ranked 4th. 20 times more than South Africa

Imports per capita 35.62 kWh
Ranked 51st.
111.87 kWh
Ranked 38th. 3 times more than South Africa

Production 238.3 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
3.95 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than South Africa

Production per capita 4,883.9 kWh
Ranked 23th.
12,885.81 kWh
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than South Africa

SOURCES: 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.

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