Who Produces the Most of Electricity within the World?

Electricity Production (As % of Worldwide Production) (%), 2017
Energy & Utility | December 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 76 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in electricity production as a share of worldwide production with 25.4% followed by USA and India. On the other end of the scale was Luxembourg with 0.009%, Lithuania with 0.016% and Cyprus with 0.020%.

Data for more countries are available at Electricity Production (As % of Worldwide Production) indicator page.

Electricity Production (As % of Worldwide Production) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Brazil % 2.39% 2.42% 2.43% 2.47% 2.39%
Canada % 2.87% 2.79% 2.82% 2.76% 2.73%
China % 21.2% 21.9% 23.2% 23.6% 23.9%
France % 2.54% 2.47% 2.45% 2.36% 2.35%
Germany % 2.75% 2.76% 2.72% 2.62% 2.66%
India % 4.64% 4.78% 4.89% 5.28% 5.43%
Iran % 1.06% 1.09% 1.10% 1.15% 1.15%
Japan % 4.96% 4.85% 4.64% 4.44% 4.24%
Mexico % 1.31% 1.30% 1.27% 1.27% 1.28%
Russia % 4.74% 4.69% 4.51% 4.45% 4.40%
Saudi Arabia % 1.18% 1.25% 1.28% 1.40% 1.48%
South Korea % 2.32% 2.33% 2.29% 2.26% 2.26%
Turkey % 1.03% 1.05% 1.02% 1.05% 1.08%
USA % 21.2% 22.3% 20.2% 18.8% 17.4%
United Kingdom % 2.96% 3.35% 3.72% 3.72% 3.43%