CO2 Emissions Per Capita fell 1.35% to 15,604 kg in USA in 2017

CO2 Emissions Per Capita (kg)
Energy & Utility | USA | December 26, 2018
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CO2 emissions per capita reached 15,604 kg in 2017 in USA, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 1.35 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, CO2 emissions per capita in USA reached an all time high of 22,104 kg in 1973 and an all time low of 15,219 kg in 1961. When compared to USA's main peers, CO2 emissions per capita in Canada amounted to 15,509 kg, 6,621 kg in China, 9,421 kg in Japan and 3,758 kg in Mexico in 2017.

USA has been ranked 11th within the group of 81 countries we follow in terms of CO2 emissions per capita, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement.

CO2 Emissions Per Capita Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia kg 17,762 17,229 16,876 17,010 17,162
Belize kg 1,904 1,476 1,555 1,468 ... ... ...
Canada kg 15,445 14,779 15,100 15,236 14,895
China kg 6,433 6,530 6,676 6,654 6,602
Guatemala kg 806 796 886 1,164 ... ... ...
Honduras kg 1,153 1,135 1,125 1,155 ... ... ...
India kg 1,424 1,501 1,550 1,657 1,690
Japan kg 9,371 10,116 10,063 9,753 9,508
Mexico kg 3,904 3,931 3,894 3,758 3,689
Russia kg 10,859 11,003 10,724 10,840 10,626
South Korea kg 13,262 13,179 13,183 13,102 13,295
USA kg 17,084 16,317 16,656 16,717 16,170
United Kingdom kg 7,925 8,156 7,910 7,220 6,878