Global emissions data graph

This graphic illustrates the percentage of emissions of each of the top 18 emitters based on global emissions per year. There are 18 countries which emit more than one per cent of global emissions each year. Listed from the highest emitter to the lowest, these 18 countries are: China emitting 22.1 per cent of global emissions per year, the United States with 15.3 per cent,  European Union countries combined with 10.9 per cent, Russian Federation with 5.3 per cent, Japan with 2.8 per cent, Indonesia with 1.9 per cent, Canada with 1.6 per cent, Mexico with 1.6 per cent, Republic of Korea with 1.4 per cent, Australia with 1.3 per cent, South Africa with 1.3 per cent, Saudi Arabia with 1.0 per cent, Turkey with 0.9 per cent and Argentina with 0.8 per cent.

The G4 Members – China, Unites States, India and the European Union – account for 54 per cent of global emissions per year. The other twelve G20 countries from this list – Russian Federation, Japan, Indonesia, Canada, Mexico, Republic

Last Updated: 8 May 2014
graph of emissions data by country
Emissions data sourced from Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) version 2.0; 2009 data used. Data does not include emissions from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF).