Who Produces the Most Electricity from Wind Power?

Electricity Production from Wind Power (GWh), 2017
Energy & Utility | December 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 68 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in electricity production from wind power with 286,081 GWh followed by USA and Germany. On the other end of the scale was United Arab Emirates with 0.750 GWh, Hong Kong with 0.825 GWh and Venezuela with 1.26 GWh.

Total electricity production from wind power reached 1,122,746 GWh in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 14.5 % more than in the previous year and 84.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total electricity production from wind power reached an all time high of 1,122,746 GWh in 2017 and an all time low of 29.7 GWh in 1983. The average annual growth amounted to 36.3 % since 1976.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 25.5 % of electricity production from wind power in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 57.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 81.8 % in 2017.

Data for more countries are available at Electricity Production from Wind Power indicator page.

Electricity Production from Wind Power Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia GWh 6,432 7,725 9,259 9,777 11,802
Brazil GWh 2,705 5,050 6,576 12,210 21,626
Canada GWh 10,188 11,310 17,963 22,538 26,966
China GWh 70,331 95,978 141,197 156,078 185,766
Denmark GWh 9,774 10,270 11,123 13,079 14,133
France GWh 12,052 14,913 16,033 17,249 21,249
Germany GWh 49,857 51,680 52,737 58,497 80,624
India GWh 23,952 27,433 30,007 33,455 32,741
Italy GWh 9,856 13,407 14,897 15,178 14,844
Poland GWh 3,205 4,747 6,004 7,678 10,858
Spain GWh 42,433 49,472 55,767 52,013 49,325
Sweden GWh 6,078 7,165 9,842 11,234 16,268
Turkey GWh 4,724 5,861 7,557 8,520 11,652
USA GWh 121,391 142,244 169,535 183,490 192,645
United Kingdom GWh 15,963 19,847 28,397 31,959 40,317