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

In 2022, U.S. total primary energy consumption was about 95 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), which was equal to about 16% of total world primary energy consumption of about 600 quadrillion Btu. The United States’ percentage share of world population was about 4% in 2022, and the U.S. had the 4th largest per capita primary energy consumption in the world.

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

Last updated: April 11, 2024, with data available at the time of update.

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