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Total electricity net consumption

(billion kilowatthours)

China is the top country by electricity net consumption in the world. As of 2016, electricity net consumption in China was 5,564 billion kilowatthours that accounts for 25.61 % of the world's electricity net consumption. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, India, Japan, and Russian Federation) account for 57.33 % of it. The world's total electricity net consumption was estimated at 21,730.1 billion kilowatthours in 2016.

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What is electricity net consumption?

Consumption of electricity computed as generation, plus imports, minus exports, minus transmission and distribution losses.