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57.93% Increase in North America's greenhouse gas emissions (% change from 1990) - The World Bank Report

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Highlights of this Analysis on North America (Comparison 2010 vs 2018) :

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Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.

Data Source : United Nations Population Division. World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.
  • 70
  • 74
  • 74
  • 75
  • 79
  • 81


Year
North America Urban population (% of total population)
YearValues
196070
197074
198074
199075
200079
201081

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

Data Source : World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.
Observation : North America Urban population is in Increasing trend
  • 138875014
  • 164487979
  • 184203265
  • 206276409
  • 243831291
  • 274499918


Year
North America Urban population
YearValues
1960138875014
1970164487979
1980184203265
1990206276409
2000243831291
2010274499918

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.

Data Source : World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.
Observation : North America Urban population growth (annual %) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1


Year
North America Urban population growth (annual %)
YearValues
19600
19702
19801
19901
20002
20101

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Data Source : (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision. (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and (6) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme.
Observation : North America Population, total is in Increasing trend
  • 198624409
  • 223759000
  • 249310344
  • 274154622
  • 309502571
  • 340466060


Year
North America Population, total
YearValues
1960198624409
1970223759000
1980249310344
1990274154622
2000309502571
2010340466060

Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.

Data Source : Derived from total population. Population source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision, (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and (6) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme.
Observation : North America Population growth (annual %) is in Stable trend
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1


Year
North America Population growth (annual %)
YearValues
19600
19701
19801
19901
20001
20101

Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to age-specific mortality rates of the specified year.

Data Source : Estimates Developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UN DESA Population Division) at www.childmortality.org.
Observation : North America Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000 live births) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 8
  • 7


Year
North America Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000 live births)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
20008
20107

Gender parity index for gross enrollment ratio in primary and secondary education is the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.

Data Source : UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)
Observation : North America School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) is in Stable trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1


Year
North America School enrollment, primary and secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19901
20001
20101

Agriculture corresponds to ISIC divisions 1-5 and includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3 or 4.

Data Source : World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.
Observation : North America Agriculture, forestry, and fishing, value added (% of GDP) is in Stable trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1


Year
North America Agriculture, forestry, and fishing, value added (% of GDP)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
20001
20101

Population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that in 2018 had a population of more than one million people.

Data Source : United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects.
Observation : North America Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million (% of total population) is in Increasing trend
  • 38
  • 41
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44


Year
North America Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million (% of total population)
YearValues
196038
197041
198041
199042
200043
201044

Nitrous oxide emissions are emissions from agricultural biomass burning, industrial activities, and livestock management. Each year of data shows the percentage change to that year from 1990.

Data Source : World Bank staff estimates from original source: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/.
Observation : North America Nitrous oxide emissions (% change from 1990) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • -11


Year
North America Nitrous oxide emissions (% change from 1990)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
20003
2010-11

Nitrous oxide emissions are emissions from agricultural biomass burning, industrial activities, and livestock management.

Data Source : European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Observation : North America Nitrous oxide emissions (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 440731
  • 432175
  • 390930
  • 337771


Year
North America Nitrous oxide emissions (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)
YearValues
19600
19700
1980440731
1990432175
2000390930
2010337771

Methane emissions are those stemming from human activities such as agriculture and from industrial methane production.

Data Source : European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Observation : North America Methane emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 673245
  • 714004
  • 673069
  • 632554


Year
North America Methane emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent)
YearValues
19600
19700
1980673245
1990714004
2000673069
2010632554

Total greenhouse gas emissions are composed of CO2 totals excluding short-cycle biomass burning (such as agricultural waste burning and Savannah burning) but including other biomass burning (such as forest fires, post-burn decay, peat fires and decay of drained peatlands), all anthropogenic CH4 sources, N2O sources and F-gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6). Each year of data shows the percentage change to that year from 1990.

Data Source : World Bank staff estimates from original source: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/.
Observation : North America Total greenhouse gas emissions (% change from 1990) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 13
  • 9


Year
North America Total greenhouse gas emissions (% change from 1990)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
200013
20109

Total greenhouse gas emissions in kt of CO2 equivalent are composed of CO2 totals excluding short-cycle biomass burning (such as agricultural waste burning and Savannah burning) but including other biomass burning (such as forest fires, post-burn decay, peat fires and decay of drained peatlands), all anthropogenic CH4 sources, N2O sources and F-gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6).

Data Source : European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR), EDGARv4.2 FT2012: http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Observation : North America Total greenhouse gas emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 6792034
  • 7016379
  • 7630224
  • 7354494


Year
North America Total greenhouse gas emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent)
YearValues
19600
19700
19806792034
19907016379
20007630224
20107354494

Other greenhouse gas emissions are by-product emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride. Each year of data shows the percentage change to that year from 1990.

Data Source : World Bank staff estimates from original source: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/.
Observation : North America Other greenhouse gas emissions (% change from 1990) is in Increasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 61
  • 145


Year
North America Other greenhouse gas emissions (% change from 1990)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
200061
2010145

Other greenhouse gas emissions are by-product emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride.

Data Source : World Bank staff estimates from original source: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/.
Observation : North America Other greenhouse gas emissions, HFC, PFC and SF6 (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent) is in Increasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 134514
  • 225912
  • 278055
  • 514890


Year
North America Other greenhouse gas emissions, HFC, PFC and SF6 (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)
YearValues
19600
19700
1980134514
1990225912
2000278055
2010514890

Carbon dioxide emissions from solid fuel consumption refer mainly to emissions from use of coal as an energy source.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 emissions from solid fuel consumption (% of total) is in Decreasing trend
  • 31
  • 28
  • 28
  • 35
  • 35
  • 33


Year
North America CO2 emissions from solid fuel consumption (% of total)
YearValues
196031
197028
198028
199035
200035
201033

Carbon dioxide emissions from solid fuel consumption refer mainly to emissions from use of coal as an energy source.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 emissions from solid fuel consumption (kt) is in Decreasing trend
  • 968811
  • 1218641
  • 1492644
  • 1906035
  • 2101416
  • 1934121


Year
North America CO2 emissions from solid fuel consumption (kt)
YearValues
1960968811
19701218641
19801492644
19901906035
20002101416
20101934121

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.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 emissions (kg per PPP $ of GDP) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0


Year
North America CO2 emissions (kg per PPP $ of GDP)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
20001
20100

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.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita) is in Decreasing trend
  • 16
  • 19
  • 21
  • 20
  • 19
  • 17


Year
North America CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)
YearValues
196016
197019
198021
199020
200019
201017

Carbon dioxide emissions from liquid fuel consumption refer mainly to emissions from use of petroleum-derived fuels as an energy source.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 emissions from liquid fuel consumption (% of total) is in Increasing trend
  • 45
  • 45
  • 50
  • 44
  • 41
  • 42


Year
North America CO2 emissions from liquid fuel consumption (% of total)
YearValues
196045
197045
198050
199044
200041
201042

Carbon dioxide emissions from liquid fuel consumption refer mainly to emissions from use of petroleum-derived fuels as an energy source.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 emissions from liquid fuel consumption (kt) is in Decreasing trend
  • 1398674
  • 1964962
  • 2667258
  • 2382116
  • 2495680
  • 2410561


Year
North America CO2 emissions from liquid fuel consumption (kt)
YearValues
19601398674
19701964962
19802667258
19902382116
20002495680
20102410561

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.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 emissions (kt) is in Decreasing trend
  • 3083749
  • 4332348
  • 5344326
  • 5419137
  • 6020572
  • 5800747


Year
North America CO2 emissions (kt)
YearValues
19603083749
19704332348
19805344326
19905419137
20006020572
20105800747

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.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 emissions (kg per 2010 US$ of GDP) is in Stable trend
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0


Year
North America CO2 emissions (kg per 2010 US$ of GDP)
YearValues
19601
19701
19801
19901
20000
20100

Carbon dioxide emissions from liquid fuel consumption refer mainly to emissions from use of natural gas as an energy source.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 emissions from gaseous fuel consumption (% of total) is in Increasing trend
  • 21
  • 25
  • 21
  • 20
  • 23
  • 24


Year
North America CO2 emissions from gaseous fuel consumption (% of total)
YearValues
196021
197025
198021
199020
200023
201024

Carbon dioxide emissions from liquid fuel consumption refer mainly to emissions from use of natural gas as an energy source.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 emissions from gaseous fuel consumption (kt) is in Increasing trend
  • 652377
  • 1077727
  • 1128996
  • 1078189
  • 1364328
  • 1407713


Year
North America CO2 emissions from gaseous fuel consumption (kt)
YearValues
1960652377
19701077727
19801128996
19901078189
20001364328
20101407713

Carbon dioxide emissions from solid fuel consumption refer mainly to emissions from use of coal as an energy source.

Data Source : Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.
Observation : North America CO2 intensity (kg per kg of oil equivalent energy use) is in Stable trend
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2


Year
North America CO2 intensity (kg per kg of oil equivalent energy use)
YearValues
19603
19703
19803
19903
20002
20102

Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita) is in Decreasing trend
  • 5516
  • 7216
  • 8282
  • 7898
  • 7941
  • 7130


Year
North America Energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita)
YearValues
19605516
19707216
19808282
19907898
20007941
20107130

Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Electric power consumption (kWh per capita) is in Decreasing trend
  • 4192
  • 7058
  • 9965
  • 12023
  • 13616
  • 13164


Year
North America Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)
YearValues
19604192
19707058
19809965
199012023
200013616
201013164

Energy use per PPP GDP is the kilogram of oil equivalent of energy use per constant PPP GDP. Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport. PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to 2011 constant international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as a U.S. dollar has in the United States.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Energy use (kg of oil equivalent) per $1,000 GDP (constant 2011 PPP) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 182
  • 149


Year
North America Energy use (kg of oil equivalent) per $1,000 GDP (constant 2011 PPP)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
2000182
2010149

Renewable energy consumption is the share of renewables energy in total final energy consumption.

Data Source : World Bank, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) database from the SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework led jointly by the World Bank, International Energy Agency, and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program.
Observation : North America Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption) is in Increasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 7
  • 9


Year
North America Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
20007
20109

Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric, includes geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (% of total) is in Increasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 2
  • 4


Year
North America Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (% of total)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19902
20002
20104

Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric, includes geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh) is in Increasing trend
  • 122000000
  • 799000000
  • 5973000000
  • 74620000000
  • 81852000000
  • 167619000000


Year
North America Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)
YearValues
1960122000000
1970799000000
19805973000000
199074620000000
200081852000000
2010167619000000

Renewable electricity is the share of electrity generated by renewable power plants in total electricity generated by all types of plants.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2018 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output) is in Increasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 16
  • 17


Year
North America Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
200016
201017

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Electricity production from oil sources (% of total) is in Decreasing trend
  • 6
  • 9
  • 12
  • 5
  • 3
  • 1


Year
North America Electricity production from oil sources (% of total)
YearValues
19606
19709
198012
19905
20003
20101

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Nuclear power refers to electricity produced by nuclear power plants.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Electricity production from nuclear sources (% of total) is in Stable trend
  • 0
  • 1
  • 11
  • 18
  • 19
  • 19


Year
North America Electricity production from nuclear sources (% of total)
YearValues
19600
19701
198011
199018
200019
201019

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Electricity production from natural gas sources (% of total) is in Increasing trend
  • 19
  • 21
  • 13
  • 11
  • 14
  • 21


Year
North America Electricity production from natural gas sources (% of total)
YearValues
196019
197021
198013
199011
200014
201021

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (% of total) is in Decreasing trend
  • 28
  • 23
  • 19
  • 15
  • 14
  • 13


Year
North America Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (% of total)
YearValues
196028
197023
198019
199015
200014
201013

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.

Data Source : IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/
Observation : North America Electricity production from coal sources (% of total) is in Decreasing trend
  • 47
  • 46
  • 43
  • 49
  • 48
  • 41


Year
North America Electricity production from coal sources (% of total)
YearValues
196047
197046
198043
199049
200048
201041

Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.

Data Source : World Bank, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) database from the SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework led jointly by the World Bank, International Energy Agency, and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program.
Observation : North America Access to electricity (% of population) is in Stable trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 100
  • 100


Year
North America Access to electricity (% of population)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
2000100
2010100

Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors, and is divided by GDP.

Data Source : International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and Balance of Payments databases, World Bank, International Debt Statistics, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.
Observation : North America Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 3
  • 1


Year
North America Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19901
20003
20101

Cereal yield, measured as kilograms per hectare of harvested land, includes wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded. The FAO allocates production data to the calendar year in which the bulk of the harvest took place. Most of a crop harvested near the end of a year will be used in the following year.

Data Source : Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.
Observation : North America Cereal yield (kg per hectare) is in Increasing trend
  • 0
  • 3109
  • 3934
  • 3889
  • 5126
  • 6416


Year
North America Cereal yield (kg per hectare)
YearValues
19600
19703109
19803934
19903889
20005126
20106416

Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.

Data Source : Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.
Observation : North America Forest area (% of land area) is in Stable trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 36
  • 36


Year
North America Forest area (% of land area)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
200036
201036

Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.

Data Source : Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.
Observation : North America Forest area (sq. km) is in Increasing trend
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 6512775
  • 6552852


Year
North America Forest area (sq. km)
YearValues
19600
19700
19800
19900
20006512775
20106552852

Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.

Data Source : Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.
Observation : North America Arable land (% of land area) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 13
  • 13
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11


Year
North America Arable land (% of land area)
YearValues
19600
197013
198013
199013
200012
201011

Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

Data Source : Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.
Observation : North America Agricultural land (% of land area) is in Stable trend
  • 0
  • 28
  • 27
  • 27
  • 26
  • 26


Year
North America Agricultural land (% of land area)
YearValues
19600
197028
198027
199027
200026
201026

Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

Data Source : Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.
Observation : North America Agricultural land (sq. km) is in Decreasing trend
  • 0
  • 5048293
  • 4950663
  • 4947303
  • 4816104
  • 4739012


Year
North America Agricultural land (sq. km)
YearValues
19600
19705048293
19804950663
19904947303
20004816104
20104739012


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