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Environment > Emissions > CO2 emissions Stats: compare key data on South Africa & United States

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  • Kg per 2000 US$ of GDP: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring."
  • Kg per 2005 PPP $ of GDP: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring."
  • Kg per PPP $ of GDP: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring."
  • Kt: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring."
  • Metric tons per capita: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring."
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Kg per 2000 US$ of GDP $2.42
Ranked 16th. 5 times more than United States
$0.51
Ranked 109th.

Kg per 2005 PPP $ of GDP $0.96
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than United States
$0.44
Ranked 44th.

Kg per PPP $ of GDP $0.90
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than United States
$0.42
Ranked 44th.

Kt 433,172.74
Ranked 12th.
5.83 million
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than South Africa

Metric tons per capita 8.98
Ranked 38th.
19.34
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than South Africa

SOURCES: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.

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