Special Report

26 Countries That Consume More Energy Than They Produce


To determine the countries that consume more resources than they produce, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from Enerdata’s Global Energy Statistical Yearbook 2020. Countries were ranked based on the ratio of total energy consumption to total energy production in 2019. Of the 44 countries covered by Enerdata, only those with a ratio greater than 1 were included. Data on consumption and production of oil, natural gas, and coal and lignite also came from Enerdata. Data on population totals came from the World Bank and is for 2019. We also considered supplemental data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and BACI, an international trade database.

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