Who Contributes the Most to the CO2 Emission Production?

CO2 Emissions (As % of Total Worldwide CO2 Emissions) (%), 2017
Energy & Utility | December 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 79 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in CO2 emissions as a share of total worldwide CO2 emissions with 27.6% followed by USA and India. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 0.009%, Macedonia with 0.020% and Latvia with 0.024%.

Data for more countries are available at CO2 Emissions (As % of Total Worldwide CO2 Emissions) indicator page.

CO2 Emissions (As % of Total Worldwide CO2 Emissions) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Brazil % 1.33% 1.39% 1.49% 1.56% 1.51%
Canada % 1.66% 1.59% 1.61% 1.64% 1.61%
China % 27.5% 27.7% 28.1% 28.0% 27.9%
Germany % 2.38% 2.38% 2.42% 2.28% 2.29%
India % 5.43% 5.73% 5.89% 6.34% 6.53%
Indonesia % 1.50% 1.58% 1.60% 1.45% 1.48%
Iran % 1.70% 1.69% 1.75% 1.83% 1.81%
Japan % 3.73% 3.97% 3.89% 3.75% 3.64%
Mexico % 1.46% 1.47% 1.45% 1.40% 1.39%
Russia % 4.87% 4.86% 4.65% 4.66% 4.55%
Saudi Arabia % 1.57% 1.63% 1.63% 1.73% 1.79%
South Africa % 1.38% 1.35% 1.33% 1.34% 1.28%
South Korea % 2.02% 1.99% 1.97% 1.96% 2.00%
Turkey % 0.943% 0.981% 0.931% 1.03% 1.06%
USA % 16.8% 16.0% 16.2% 16.3% 15.9%