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Which Country Produces the Most Electricity from Hydro?

Electricity Production from Hydro Sources (GWh), 2019 or latest
Energy & Utility | May 1, 2023
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Based on a comparison of 144 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in electricity production from hydro sources with 1,254,465 GWh followed by Brazil and Canada. On the other end of the scale was Benin with 0.100 GWh, Israel with 0.200 GWh and Turkmenistan with 0.300 GWh.

Data for more countries are available at Electricity Production from Hydro Sources indicator page.

Electricity Production from Hydro Sources Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Brazil GWh 387,082 369,705 356,146 377,102 367,197
Canada GWh 387,871 378,676 378,372 381,578 390,641
China GWh 900,515 1,040,626 1,103,325 1,150,948 1,145,516
Colombia GWh 49,757 47,391 48,082 48,605 60,820
France GWh 71,042 62,993 54,876 60,094 49,389
India GWh 133,630 128,100 120,270 121,300 125,010
Japan GWh 79,036 83,162 86,751 79,138 83,417
Norway GWh 127,551 134,844 136,662 142,244 141,651
Paraguay GWh 59,774 54,723 55,186 63,132 59,087
Russia GWh 179,339 173,514 166,313 182,766 183,163
Sweden GWh 60,810 63,227 74,734 61,645 64,651
Turkey GWh 58,225 39,750 65,856 66,686 57,824
USA GWh 268,565 259,367 249,080 267,812 300,333
Venezuela GWh 82,710 63,645 74,150 62,329 59,902 ...
Vietnam GWh 51,435 59,243 56,602 65,065 88,092 ...