Which Country Produces the Most Electricity?

Electric Power Production (GWh), 2016
Energy & Utility | March 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 67 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in electric power production with 6,142,500 GWh followed by USA and India. On the other end of the scale was Lithuania with 4,280 GWh, Trinidad and Tobago with 8,905 GWh and Turkmenistan with 22,575 GWh.

Total electric power production reached 24,816,352 GWh in 2016 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 2.42 % more than in the previous year and 23.6 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total electric power production reached an all time high of 24,816,352 GWh in 2016 and an all time low of 5,235,366 GWh in 1971. The average annual growth amounted to 3.52 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 24.8 % of electric power production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 47.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 68.4 % in 2016.

Data for more countries are available at Electric Power Production indicator page.