U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by sector: 1950-2019

The statistic represents the energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States between 1950 and 2019, by end-use sector. In 2019, about 1.9 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions were produced from energy consumption in the U.S. transportation sector.

U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption between 1950 and 2019, by end-use sector (in million metric tons of carbon dioxide)*

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

1950 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* These figures only include carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide emissions from biomass energy consumption are excluded from total emissions in this statistic. According to the source, metric tons of carbon dioxide can be converted to metric tons of carbon equivalent by multiplying by 12/44.
** These figures are taken from the EIA's Annual Energy Review 2010 (pages 319-323), released in October 2011.
The values have been rounded.

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