Who's the Largest Consumer of Electricity per Capita?

Electric Power Consumption Per Capita (kWh), 2013
Energy & Utility | December 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 136 countries in 2015, Iceland ranked the highest in electric power consumption per capita with 54,799 kWh followed by Norway and Bahrain. On the other end of the scale was South Sudan with 38.9 kWh, Haiti with 48.5 kWh and Niger with 48.6 kWh.

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

Electric Power Consumption Per Capita Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Australia kWh 516 497 490 479 468
Bahrain kWh 10,426 9,134 9,045 9,895 10,029
Brunei kWh 8,468 8,399 8,605 8,548 8,516
Canada kWh 16,818 16,424 15,108 15,138 16,420
Finland kWh 17,150 16,335 15,227 16,469 15,750
Iceland kWh 37,651 51,365 52,026 51,440 51,933
Kuwait kWh 16,753 16,740 16,351 16,759 16,140
Luxembourg kWh 16,477 15,980 14,414 16,803 15,606
New Zealand kWh 9,620 9,515 9,360 9,565 9,389
Norway kWh 24,792 24,815 23,826 25,165 23,239
Qatar kWh 15,683 14,779 14,476 15,075 15,770
South Korea kWh 8,660 8,990 9,088 9,937 10,392
Sweden kWh 15,240 14,845 14,125 14,933 14,043
USA kWh 13,543 13,549 12,800 13,270 13,119
United Arab Emirates kWh 13,311 12,237 10,857 10,891 10,537