Which Country Produces the Most Electricity from Hydro?

Electricity Production from Hydro Sources (GWh), 2014 or latest
Energy & Utility | March 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 63 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in electricity production from hydro sources with 1,064,340 GWh followed by Canada and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Denmark with 17.0 GWh, Israel with 28.0 GWh and Estonia with 42.0 GWh.

Total electricity production from hydro sources reached 3,884,590 GWh in 2014 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 1.98 % more than in the previous year and 28.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total electricity production from hydro sources reached an all time high of 3,884,590 GWh in 2014 and an all time low of 546,164 GWh in 1960. The average annual growth amounted to 3.70 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 27.4 % of electricity production from hydro sources in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 46.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 72.5 % in 2014.

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