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Methane emissions

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Methane emissions are those stemming from human activities such as agriculture and from industrial methane production. Each year of data shows the percentage change to that year from 1990.

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/.

Top 10 Countries with Highest % of Methane emissions (% change from 1990) :

Equatorial Guinea 1990.28%Equatorial Guinea 1990.28%
Qatar 309.79%Qatar 309.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 233.71%Trinidad and Tobago 233.71%
Bolivia 148.99%Bolivia 148.99%
Oman 127.17%Oman 127.17%
Singapore 125.89%Singapore 125.89%
Kuwait 118.93%Kuwait 118.93%
Northern Mariana Islands 105.91%Northern Mariana Islands 105.91%
Timor-Leste 97.52%Timor-Leste 97.52%
Turks and Caicos Islands 97.04%Turks and Caicos Islands 97.04%

Countries with Lowest % of Methane emissions (% change from 1990) :

Kazakhstan -25.06%Rwanda -25.06%
Netherlands -26.18%Tunisia -26.18%
Botswana -27.07%Yemen, Rep. -27.07%
Mongolia -27.44%Israel -27.44%
Belarus -27.83%Iran, Islamic Rep. -27.83%
Angola -28.32%United Arab Emirates -28.32%
Costa Rica -28.82%Saudi Arabia -28.82%
Solomon Islands -28.96%Egypt, Arab Rep. -28.96%
Romania -30.12%Maldives -30.12%
Czech Republic -32.31%Lao PDR -32.31%

Methane emissions (% change from 1990) and Trend since 2010
Country % Trend
Equatorial Guinea 1990.28%
Qatar 309.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 233.71%
Bolivia 148.99%
Oman 127.17%
Singapore 125.89%
Kuwait 118.93%
Northern Mariana Islands 105.91%
Timor-Leste 97.52%
Turks and Caicos Islands 97.04%
Jordan 96.42%
Hong Kong SAR, China 82.22%
Rwanda 76.36%
Tunisia 75.82%
Yemen, Rep. 75.71%
Israel 74.17%
Iran, Islamic Rep. 71.41%
United Arab Emirates 65.75%
Saudi Arabia 64.51%
Egypt, Arab Rep. 61.19%
Maldives 61.18%
Lao PDR 58.97%
Burkina Faso 52.80%
Cabo Verde 50.40%
Bahrain 49.48%
Liberia 49.30%
Mauritania 49.16%
Canada 48.39%
Chile 48.02%
Pakistan 47.87%
Malaysia 47.40%
Vietnam 46.21%
Nauru 44.07%
Brazil 43.75%
Macao SAR, China 43.28%
Mali 42.90%
Sudan 42.74%
Namibia 42.15%
Syrian Arab Republic 42.05%
Cyprus 41.58%
Turkey 41.30%
Djibouti 40.29%
Lebanon 39.80%
Ecuador 39.57%
Algeria 38.67%
Afghanistan 37.94%
Kiribati 37.58%
Cayman Islands 37.01%
Chad 36.33%
Bahamas, The 35.56%
Guam 34.99%
Marshall Islands 34.81%
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 34.48%
Grenada 34.33%
St. Kitts and Nevis 32.89%
Comoros 32.60%
Malta 32.41%
Senegal 31.43%
Aruba 30.48%
Guatemala 30.45%
Nigeria 30.23%
Burundi 30.00%
Mauritius 29.17%
Cambodia 29.13%
Venezuela, RB 28.84%
Norway 28.06%
Gabon 27.97%
Ethiopia 27.56%
Portugal 26.47%
Haiti 26.19%
Kenya 25.88%
Uruguay 25.52%
Philippines 25.50%
American Samoa 25.12%
Eritrea 24.52%
Uzbekistan 24.21%
Honduras 23.35%
China 23.05%
Guinea-Bissau 22.87%
Tuvalu 21.99%
French Polynesia 21.51%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 21.38%
Puerto Rico 20.93%
Somalia 20.64%
Vanuatu 20.30%
Gibraltar 20.23%
Nicaragua 20.05%
Seychelles 19.96%
South Africa 19.91%
Gambia, The 19.56%
Niger 19.04%
Indonesia 18.39%
British Virgin Islands 18.05%
Uganda 17.83%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 17.73%
El Salvador 16.90%
Bermuda 16.25%
Palau 16.24%
Panama 15.81%
Peru 15.59%
Brunei Darussalam 14.53%
Colombia 14.42%
Tanzania 14.37%
Greenland 14.19%
India 12.46%
Morocco 12.39%
Dominican Republic 11.98%
Mexico 11.40%
Antigua and Barbuda 10.96%
Ghana 10.87%
Bhutan 10.60%
St. Lucia 10.57%
Samoa 10.50%
Ireland 10.45%
Spain 10.11%
Australia 10.06%
France 9.52%
Faroe Islands 9.35%
Fiji 9.04%
Nepal 8.34%
Croatia 7.90%
Myanmar 7.86%
Greece 6.77%
Jamaica 6.70%
Dominica 6.10%
Eswatini 5.92%
Guyana 5.77%
Bangladesh 5.38%
Guinea 5.22%
Belize 4.83%
Thailand 4.34%
Tonga 3.85%
New Zealand 3.63%
Congo, Rep. 1.99%
New Caledonia 1.94%
Luxembourg 1.47%
Korea, Rep. 0.93%
Togo 0.83%
Sweden 0.24%
Finland 0.13%
Mozambique 0.04%
Isle of Man 0.00%
West Bank and Gaza 0.00%
Channel Islands 0.00%
Andorra 0.00%
Liechtenstein 0.00%
Montenegro 0.00%
San Marino 0.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00%
Monaco 0.00%
St. Martin (French part) 0.00%
Kosovo 0.00%
South Sudan 0.00%
Côte d'Ivoire 0.00%
Curaçao 0.00%
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. 0.00%
São Tomé and Principe 0.00%
Denmark -0.23%
Argentina -0.57%
Iraq -0.65%
Azerbaijan -1.12%
Suriname -1.27%
Paraguay -1.78%
Malawi -1.88%
Slovenia -1.98%
Armenia -2.18%
Iceland -2.62%
Albania -3.02%
Turkmenistan -3.82%
Lesotho -4.18%
Madagascar -4.49%
Sierra Leone -5.58%
Zimbabwe -7.15%
North Macedonia -11.20%
Libya -12.13%
Italy -12.95%
Papua New Guinea -13.10%
Cameroon -13.31%
Moldova -13.48%
Georgia -14.01%
Tajikistan -14.54%
Austria -14.54%
Benin -14.64%
United States -14.67%
Switzerland -15.73%
Bulgaria -16.21%
Cuba -17.78%
Hungary -17.82%
Belgium -20.40%
Sri Lanka -20.85%
Russian Federation -22.09%
Barbados -22.64%
Kazakhstan -25.06%
Netherlands -26.18%
Botswana -27.07%
Mongolia -27.44%
Belarus -27.83%
Angola -28.32%
Costa Rica -28.82%
Solomon Islands -28.96%
Romania -30.12%
Czech Republic -32.31%
Zambia -32.86%
Lithuania -33.53%
Estonia -33.77%
Poland -35.01%
Congo, Dem. Rep. -35.25%
Slovak Republic -35.33%
Japan -35.82%
Kyrgyz Republic -39.20%
Ukraine -39.31%
United Kingdom -42.44%
Latvia -42.96%
Central African Republic -43.01%
Bosnia and Herzegovina -43.78%
Germany -44.83%
Serbia -100.00%

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