Who Produces the Most of CO2 per Capita?

CO2 Emissions Per Capita (kg), 2017
Energy & Utility | December 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 79 countries in 2017, Qatar ranked the highest in CO2 emissions per capita with 47,170 kg followed by Singapore and United Arab Emirates. On the other end of the scale was Bangladesh with 513 kg, Pakistan with 988 kg and Sri Lanka with 989 kg.

Average CO2 emissions per capita reached 4,534 kg in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 0.482 % more than in the previous year and 0.579 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average CO2 emissions per capita reached an all time high of 4,602 kg in 2013 and an all time low of 3,060 kg in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.666 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at CO2 Emissions Per Capita indicator page.

CO2 Emissions 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 kg 17,762 17,229 16,876 17,010 17,162
Canada kg 15,445 14,779 15,100 15,236 14,895
Estonia kg 18,116 17,862 19,982 19,078 17,833
Hong Kong kg 12,991 12,456 12,782 12,467 12,516
Kuwait kg 27,522 29,612 29,983 25,950 27,530
Luxembourg kg 22,460 21,564 20,279 19,228 18,380
Oman kg 17,305 17,425 18,148 16,699 16,713
Qatar kg 42,133 46,002 38,214 40,579 44,484
Saudi Arabia kg 18,085 18,624 18,614 19,548 19,807
Singapore kg 37,160 36,296 35,790 35,147 36,718
South Korea kg 13,262 13,179 13,183 13,102 13,295
Trinidad and Tobago kg 20,056 19,551 20,541 20,054 19,748
Turkmenistan kg 13,290 14,431 12,960 14,081 15,497
USA kg 17,084 16,317 16,656 16,717 16,170
United Arab Emirates kg 24,908 25,399 26,657 26,104 27,953