India’s per capita Energy consumption one of the lowest in the world !
I hit upon an interesting graph, while researching upon the consumption of energy amongst developed and emerging countries. I expected that India’s energy consumption will be low, but I did not expect that it would be one of the lowest in the world.
Although, these figures are not the latest ones, but it will give you a fair Idea about India’s energy consumption per capita in comparison with other developed and emerging economies.
Energy use per capita
Primary energy use (before transformation to other end-use fuels) in kilograms of oil equivalent, per capita.
Just to give you an idea about how India compares with other economies in energy consumption – Indian used 510 kg of energy compared to U.S.A, which consumes 7,778 kg of energy per capita. The World average of energy consumption is close to 1818 kg.
Here is the energy consumption of some other economies (2006):
|Energy (Kg) per capita