Which Country Consumes the Most of Geo and Biomass Energy?

Geothermal, Biomass and Other Consumption (GWh), 2016 or latest
Energy & Utility | March 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 57 countries in 2016, USA ranked the highest in geothermal, biomass and other consumption with 84,607 GWh followed by China and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Kazakhstan with 1.86 GWh, Bangladesh with 2.11 GWh and Iran with 47.1 GWh.

Total geothermal, biomass and other consumption reached 561,666 GWh in 2016 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 4.5 % more than in the previous year and 49.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total geothermal, biomass and other consumption reached an all time high of 561,666 GWh in 2016 and an all time low of 5,020 GWh in 1965. The average annual growth amounted to 9.69 % since 1965.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 15.1 % of geothermal, biomass and other consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 37.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 68.1 % in 2016.

Data for more countries are available at Geothermal, Biomass and Other Consumption indicator page.

Geothermal, Biomass and Other Consumption Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Brazil GWh 30,203 37,171 39,696 45,950 56,289
Canada GWh 9,193 6,743 9,470 9,444 9,444
China GWh 12,177 35,960 47,180 47,051 47,051
Finland GWh 10,951 11,145 11,073 11,911 11,577
Germany GWh 34,335 37,622 44,658 46,651 49,210
India GWh 11,780 13,960 15,871 17,543 18,694
Indonesia GWh 9,452 9,557 9,655 9,642 9,860
Italy GWh 14,816 16,487 18,079 22,749 26,799
Japan GWh 24,460 24,218 25,253 26,372 26,988
Philippines GWh 9,956 10,058 10,433 9,817 9,996
South Korea GWh 1,165 1,273 1,236 1,249 1,286
Sweden GWh 12,012 11,534 12,189 11,331 10,475
Thailand GWh 3,341 3,341 4,620 4,608 4,608
USA GWh 75,062 75,776 77,036 80,666 85,208
United Kingdom GWh 11,998 13,099 14,918 18,500 22,928