Share of energy industry's value added to GDP by key country 2015

As of 2015, Canada had one of the highest value added energy industries as a percentage of its GDP among the select countries globally. Canada's energy-related industry share of GDP totaled 7.15 percent within this period. Comparatively, Germany’s energy share of their GDP was just 1.5 percent.

GDP and the Business Sectors

Energy share of a country’s GDP is used as a measure to determine how the energy sector may be influencing the economy. Among the same countries, Norway also had the highest share of energy sector employees as part of business sector employment.This indicates that Norway’s energy sector has had a significant impact on employment and economic growth in recent years. However some other sectors may have a much higher share of the business sector employment and the energy sector represents just a small percentage. In comparison, manufacturing employment had a much larger share of the business sector’s employment in recent years. South Korea had the highest share of manufacturing as a proportion of their business sector GDP between 1993 and 2009.

Energy Sector

The energy sector is comprised of a variety of types, tools and investors. Among all industries electricity generation and supply has received the most energy sector investments as of 2017. However, solar energy has received the most investment among renewable energy sectors. Within sectors, there are various types of services and equipment needed to manage and transmit energy. In recent years, mid and small sized oilfield services and equipment saw the largest average revenue growth among energy equipment sectors, while offshore drilling experienced negative growth.

Energy-related industry value added as a percentage of GDP in 2015, by select country

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* Data is for latest available year.
Figures for value added were converted from various currencies based on December 2015 values into U.S. dollars.

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