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Energy intensity level of primary energy

(MJ per dollar of GDP)

Liberia is the top country by energy intensity in the world. As of 2015, energy intensity in Liberia was 26 MJ per dollar of GDP that accounts for 2.51 % of the world's energy intensity. The top 5 countries (others are Democratic Republic of the Congo, Trinidad and Tobago, Mozambique, and Iceland) account for 9.66 % of it. The world's total energy intensity was estimated at 1,034 MJ per dollar of GDP in 2015.

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What is energy intensity?

Energy intensity level of primary energy is the ratio between energy supply and gross domestic product measured at purchasing power parity at constant prices of 2011. Energy intensity is an indication of how much energy is used to produce one unit of economic output. Lower ratio indicates that less energy is used to produce one unit of output.

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