China is the top country by primary energy consumption in the world. As of 2016, primary energy consumption in China was 136.24 quadrillion btu that accounts for 23.84 % of the world's primary energy consumption. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, Russian Federation, India, and Japan) account for 54.90 % of it. The world's total primary energy consumption was estimated at 571.56 quadrillion btu in 2016.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
The Energy Information Administration includes the following in U.S. Primary Energy Consumption: coal consumption; coal coke net imports; petroleum consumption (petroleum products supplied, including natural gas plant liquids and crude oil burned as fuel); dry natural gas excluding supplemental gaseous fuels consumption; nuclear electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the nuclear plants heat rate); conventional hydroelectricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fueled plants heat rate); geothermal electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the geothermal plants heat rate), and geothermal heat pump energy and geothermal direct use energy; solar thermal and photovoltaic electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fueled plants heat rate), and solar thermal direct use energy; wind electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fueled plants heat rate); wood and wood-derived fuels consumption; biomass waste consumption; fuel ethanol and biodiesel consumption; losses and co-products from the production of fuel ethanol and biodiesel; and electricity net imports (converted to Btu using the electricity heat content of 3,412 Btu per kilowatthour).