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By 2025, Asia is projected to account for half of the world’s electricity consumption, with one-third of global electricity to be consumed in China.[1]

This list of countries by electric energy consumption is mostly based on the Energy Information Administration.[2] Several non-sovereign entities are also included for information purposes, with their parent state noted. The per capita data for many countries may be slightly inaccurate as population data may not be for the same year as the consumption data. Population data were obtained mainly from the IMF[3] in 2021 with some exceptions, in which case they were obtained from the Wikipedia pages for the corresponding countries/territories. Average power per capita was calculated according to the formula:[a]

Electric energy per capita [ in watt-hour ] = Total population electricity consumption [in kW·h/yr] × 1,000 /population.
Electric power per capita [ in watt ] = Total population electricity consumption [in kW·h/yr] × 0.114077116 /population.
1 kW·h/yr = 1,000 Wh/(365.25 × 24) h = 0.11408 Watt
The table above grouped by continent[6]
Continent Total electricity
consumption
(exaJoule)
North America 113.7
Oceania 6.5
Europe 82.38
South America 28.46
Asia-Pacific 344.11
Africa 19.99
Antarctica 0 (N/A)
World 595.14

See also

Notes

  1. ^ It is interesting to compare the average electric power consumed per capita with the person's basal metabolic rate (about 65 watts), the average power obtained by a human body at rest from the food metabolism.

References

  1. ^ "Electricity Market Report 2023" (PDF). IEA.org. International Energy Agency. February 2023. p. 15. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 March 2023. Licensed CC BY 4.0.
  2. ^ "INTERNATIONAL: ELECTRICITY - CONSUMPTION". EIA. 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Report for Selected Countries and Subjects". IMF. Retrieved 13 October 2023.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb fc fd fe ff fg fh fi fj fk fl fm fn fo fp fq fr fs ft fu fv fw fx fy fz ga gb gc gd ge gf gg gh gi gj gk gl gm gn go gp "International - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)". www.eia.gov. Retrieved 13 October 2023.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb fc fd fe ff fg fh fi fj fk fl fm fn fo fp fq fr fs ft fu fv fw fx fy fz ga gb gc gd ge gf gg gh gi gj gk gl gm gn "Population". Our World in Data. Retrieved 17 October 2023.
  6. ^ "Primary energy consumption by region 2021". Statista. Retrieved 2023-07-11.

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