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

In 2016, world total primary energy consumption was about 581 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu). U.S. primary consumption was about 97 quadrillion Btu, equal to 17% of world total primary energy consumption.

Learn more:
International Energy Statistics: Total primary energy consumption for the world and regions
U.S. annual primary energy consumption by source

Last updated: November 6, 2019


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