Update to China, USA energy comparisons

June 9, 2011

In response to an emailer’s question:  The US consumes approximately 19% of the world’s energy and with it accounts for approximately 21% of the world’s economic output.  China now consumes a bit over 20% of the world’s energy, and with it creates less than 8.5% of the global economic output.

Sources:  IMF for GDP, BP Statistical Review for energy.

Draw your own conclusions

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