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China is the top country by CO2 emissions from fossil-fuels in the world. As of 2014, CO2 emissions from fossil-fuels in China was 2.81 million thousand metric tons that accounts for 30.76 % of the world's CO2 emissions from fossil-fuels. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, India, Russian Federation, and Japan) account for 61.88 % of it. The world's total CO2 emissions from fossil-fuels was estimated at 9.12 million thousand metric tons in 2014.The description is composed by our digital data assistant.
Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.