Biofuels Production (Tonnes of Oil Equivalent)

Based on a comparison of 24 countries in 2016, USA ranked the highest in biofuels production in tonnes of oil equivalent with 35,779 kt followed by Brazil and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Mexico with 58.4 kt, Australia with 144 kt and Sweden with 211 kt.

Total biofuels production in tonnes of oil equivalent reached 82,306 kt in 2016 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 2.77% more than in the previous year and 68.8% more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total biofuels production in tonnes of oil equivalent reached an all time high of 82,306 kt in 2016 and an all time low of 7,094 kt in 1990. The average annual growth amounted to 9.89% since 1990.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 43.5 % of biofuels production in tonnes of oil equivalent in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 69.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 87.0% in 2016.

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Country Unit 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Argentina kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                     1,656 2,397 2,468 1,970 2,577    
Australia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             238 203 176 183 152    
Austria kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                       375 370 370 354 310    
Belgium kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           536 641 539 524 550    
Brazil kt                                         15,575 13,197 13,547 15,782 16,656    
Canada kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                       746 851 1,001 1,037 1,143    
China kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                   1,441 1,673 1,931 2,016 2,083    
Colombia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           428 565 612 632 655    
European Union kt ... ...                                     11,051 10,173 10,925 10,747 11,606 ... ...
Finland kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             363 206 174 47.3 47.3    
France kt ... ...                                     2,269 1,859 2,071 2,220 2,269    
Germany kt ... ...                                     2,888 2,825 2,888 2,632 2,684    
India kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                     155 192 208 248 320    
Indonesia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           718 1,104 1,388 1,740 2,444    
Italy kt ... ...                                     670 479 292 432 432    
Malaysia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...         103 96.8 ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...       12.9 11.7 14.2 53.2 53.2    
Netherlands kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             385 651 1,250 1,445 1,445    
Poland kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...               421 398 631 674 696    
Portugal kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           275 293 338 208 246    
South Korea kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                 491 308 272 308 302    
Spain kt ... ...                                     1,267 809 586 709 938    
Sweden kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                   214 315 305 305 305    
Thailand kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             661 721 994 1,251 1,402    
United Kingdom kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                 304 251 287 482 482    
USA kt                                         25,568 28,518 27,270 28,440 30,056    
World kt                                         59,555 60,888 61,658 65,928 70,792