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Total primary energy production

(quadrillion Btu)

China is the top country by primary energy production in the world. As of 2016, primary energy production in China was 108.18 quadrillion btu that accounts for 19.13 % of the world's primary energy production. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, and Canada) account for 53.43 % of it. The world's total primary energy production was estimated at 565.61 quadrillion btu in 2016.

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What is primary energy production?

The Energy Information Administration includes the following in U.S. Primary Energy Production: coal production, waste coal supplied, and coal refuse recovery; crude oil and lease condensate production; natural gas plant liquids production; dry natural gas excluding supplemental gaseous fuels production; 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; and biofuels feedstock.