Global CO2 emissions from 1751 to 2015* (in million metric tons)

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Emissions in million metric tons
175111
178118
181140
1841125
1871572
19012,023
19313,444
19619,453
199122,592
200125,553
201033,736
201134,967
201235,492
201335,986
2014**36,240
2015**36,262

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The statistic represents the global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel burning, cement manufacture, and gas flaring between 1751 and 2015. Globally, about 36 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide were emitted in 2013. Over the past decade, carbon dioxide emissions increased by around nine billion metric tons. Regarding greenhouse gas emissions by country, China topped the list in 2014.
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Release date
November 2016
Region
World
Survey time period
1751 to 2015
Supplementary notes
* Original data have been converted from million metric tons of carbon to units of carbon dioxide by multiplying by 3.664.
** Preliminary data.

The values have been rounded.

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