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What is the United States’ share of world energy consumption?

In 2019, U.S. total primary energy consumption was about 100 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu). U.S. total primary energy use was about 17% of the total world primary energy consumption of about 604 quadrillion Btu in 2019. The United States’ percentage share of world population was about 4% in 2019.

Learn more:
International Energy Statistics: Primary energy consumption for the world and countries
International Energy Statistics: Population by country
U.S. annual primary energy consumption by source

Last updated: December 8, 2021


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