Who Produces the Most Electricity per Capita?

Electric Power Production Per Capita (kWh), 2017
Energy & Utility | December 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 79 countries in 2017, Iceland ranked the highest in electric power production per capita with 56,696 kWh followed by Norway and Kuwait. On the other end of the scale was Bangladesh with 463 kWh, Pakistan with 647 kWh and Sri Lanka with 689 kWh.

Average electric power production per capita reached 3,464 kWh in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 1.65 % more than in the previous year and 13.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average electric power production per capita reached an all time high of 3,464 kWh in 2017 and an all time low of 1,390 kWh in 1971. The average annual growth amounted to 2.00 % since 1960.

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

Electric Power Production Per Capita Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia kWh 11,282 10,902 10,737 10,547 10,721
Canada kWh 18,526 18,315 18,908 18,704 18,655
Estonia kWh 9,969 9,293 10,356 9,744 8,207
Finland kWh 13,688 13,059 13,210 12,602 12,694
Iceland kWh 53,495 53,986 55,210 54,743 56,304
Kuwait kWh 18,409 19,328 18,187 18,850 19,231
New Zealand kWh 10,072 9,960 9,650 9,638 9,722
Norway kWh 25,841 29,647 26,673 28,043 28,321
Qatar kWh 16,097 17,002 16,043 17,149 17,777
Saudi Arabia kWh 9,456 10,091 10,428 11,437 12,134
South Korea kWh 10,632 10,869 10,954 10,988 11,111
Sweden kWh 16,012 17,523 16,063 16,045 16,846
Taiwan kWh 10,858 10,739 10,797 11,102 11,006
USA kWh 13,869 13,608 13,586 13,608 13,485
United Arab Emirates kWh 11,121 11,572 11,826 12,426 13,427