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Revealed: These Are The Largest electricity consumers in the world by country (in terawatt-hours)

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In 2022, China was the world’s largest electricity consumer, using over 8539.69 terawatt-hours. The United States followed as the second-largest consumer, with over 4128.18 terawatt-hours used that year, and India came in third with a significant margin. The availability of energy has transformed humanity over the last few centuries. New energy sources have been unlocked—first fossil fuels, followed by diversification to nuclear, hydropower, and now other renewable technologies—in quantities we can produce and consume.

The top three electricity consumers are the countries with the largest population. India leads in both rankings but records less than one-fifth of the annual Chinese electricity consumption. Surprisingly, countries like Pakistan or Nigeria, which boast the fifth—and sixth-largest populations worldwide—didn’t even rank among the top 20 electricity consumers.

Countries with a high GDP per capita, like the United States, provide their residents with greater average purchasing power. As a result, higher-income residents tend to be more urbanized, leading to higher electricity consumption. The US stands among the world’s ten largest electricity consumers per capita, with Iceland and Norway leading the ranking.

Largest electricity consumers in the world by country (in terawatt-hours)

RankCountryElectricity consumption (in terawatt-hours)
1China8539.69
2United States4128.18
3India1462.87
4Russia1025.54
5Japan939.31
6South Korea586.77
7Brazil583.18
8Canada553.26
9Germany507.25
10France425.99
11Saudi Arabia393.21
12Iran315.84
13Indonesia312.42
14Italy298.32
15Mexico296.97
16United Kingdom287.13
17Turkiye280.46
18Taiwan274.03
19Vietnam251.55
20Australia250
21Spain232.66
22South Africa200.56
23Thailand199.67
24Malaysia181
25Egypt176.72
26United Arab Emirates161.89
27Poland156.87
28Pakistan146
29Sweden129.93
30Argentina127.98
31Norway121.9
32Netherlands111.76
33Kazakhstan108.34
34Philippines102.83
35Ukraine99.69
36Bangladesh99.55
37Chile86.63
38Colombia80.94
39Finland80.08
40Belgium79.97
41Kuwait78.7
42Algeria77.79
43Uzbekistan67.64
44Israel65.44
45Austria65.17
46Czechia62.08
47Switzerland57.19
48Singapore57.03
49Venezuela56.77
50Iraq52.12
51Qatar51.08
52Peru50.87
53Portugal50.26
54Romania49.81
55Greece47.28
56Hong Kong44.68
57Hungary43.19
58New Zealand41.47
59Oman39.01
60Belarus35.52
61Bulgaria35.37
62Morocco35.28
63Bahrain34.52
64Denmark33.17
65Nigeria31.57
66Ireland30.74
67Serbia30.68
68Ecuador27.7
69Slovakia26.37
70Libya24.67
71Azerbaijan23.83
72Jordan19.68
73Iceland19.3
74Ghana19.14
75Dominican Republic19.09
76Tunisia19.06
77North Korea18.24
78Puerto Rico18.1
79Paraguay17.49
80Croatia17.11
81Turkmenistan16.98
82Burma15.47
83Angola14.99
84Zambia14.97
85Sudan14.88
86Cuba14.56
87Tajikistan14.32
88Georgia13.9
89Kyrgyzstan13.47
90Mozambique13.09
91Slovenia13.08
92Syria12.91
93Bosnia and Herzegovina12.65
94Uruguay11.81
95Panama11.61
96Guatemala11.39
97Congo-Kinshasa11.25
98Lithuania11.23
99Cambodia11
100Costa Rica10.62
101Ethiopia10.6
102Bolivia10.56
103Sri Lanka10.4
104Bhutan9.75
105Kenya9.62
106Nepal9.33
107Lebanon9.17
108Trinidad and Tobago8.98
109Zimbabwe8.88
110Laos8.83
111Honduras8.79
112Cote d'Ivoire8.74
113Mongolia8.6
114Tanzania7.93
115Estonia7.48
116Armenia7.39
117Senegal7.03
118Palestinian Territories6.75
119El Salvador6.67
120Albania6.5
121Kosovo6.49
122Cameroon6.31
123Luxembourg6.12
124Afghanistan5.99
125Latvia5.98
126North Macedonia5.79
127Macau5.58
128Moldova5.58
129Brunei5.24
130Cyprus5.02
131Papua New Guinea4.52
132Nicaragua4.17
133Uganda3.97
134Botswana3.7
135Mali3.5
136Namibia3.43
137Jamaica3.37
138Mauritius3.29
139Montenegro2.96
140Malta2.79
141New Caledonia2.67
142Guinea2.63
143Gabon2.5
144Yemen2.37
145Madagascar2.25
146Congo-Brazzaville2.17
147Burkina Faso2.11
148The Bahamas2.02
149Suriname1.85
150Guam1.66
151Mauritania1.66
152Niger1.59
153Togo1.56
154Benin1.5
155Eswatini1.34
156Equatorial Guinea1.33
157Netherlands Antilles1.21
158Malawi1.1
159Barbados1.02
160Fiji0.94
161Guyana0.9
162Rwanda0.86
163Lesotho0.83
164Maldives0.82
165Aruba0.81
166Cayman Islands0.7
167French Polynesia0.65
168U.S. Virgin Islands0.63
169Liberia0.62
170South Sudan0.6
171Bermuda0.58
172Seychelles0.57
173Greenland0.56
174Djibouti0.52
175Belize0.44
176Haiti0.42
177Burundi0.42
178Timor-Leste0.41
179Gambia, The0.41
180Faroe Islands0.39
181Somalia0.36
182Saint Lucia0.36
183Eritrea0.34
184Cabo Verde0.33
185Antigua and Barbuda0.32
186Chad0.3
187Turks and Caicos Islands0.25
188Gibraltar0.24
189Grenada0.22
190Saint Kitts and Nevis0.18
191Samoa0.18
192Dominica0.16
193Saint Vincent/Grenadines0.16
194British Virgin Islands0.16
195American Samoa0.16
196Central African Republic0.14
197Sierra Leone0.12
198Comoros0.11
199Sao Tome and Principe0.1
200Solomon Islands0.09
201Guinea-Bissau0.08
202Tonga0.07
203Vanuatu0.07
204Saint Pierre and Miquelon0.05
205Cook Islands0.04
206Nauru0.04
207Kiribati0.03
208Falkland Islands0.02
209Montserrat0.01
210Saint Helena0.01
211Niue0

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