Historical carbon dioxide emissions from global fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes from 1756 to 2016 (in million metric tons)*

Global historical CO2 emissions 1756-2016 The statistic represents the global historical carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel burning, cement manufacture, and gas flaring between 1756 and 2016. Globally, about 36.2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide were emitted in 2016.
To view the most recent global carbon dioxide emissions, please click here. Regarding greenhouse gas emissions by country, China topped the list in 2016.
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Emissions in million metric tons
175610.99
176610.99
177614.66
178618.32
179621.98
180636.64
181647.63
182662.29
1836106.26
1846157.55
1856278.46
1866447.01
1876699.82
18861,029.58
18961,535.22
19062,590.45
19163,301.26
19263,601.71
19364,140.32
19464,536.03
19567,976.53
196612,047.23
197617,821.7
198620,456.11
199623,603.84
200630,498.83
201636,182.59
Emissions in million metric tons
175610.99
176610.99
177614.66
178618.32
179621.98
180636.64
181647.63
182662.29
1836106.26
1846157.55
1856278.46
1866447.01
1876699.82
18861,029.58
18961,535.22
19062,590.45
19163,301.26
19263,601.71
19364,140.32
19464,536.03
19567,976.53
196612,047.23
197617,821.7
198620,456.11
199623,603.84
200630,498.83
201636,182.59
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The statistic represents the global historical carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel burning, cement manufacture, and gas flaring between 1756 and 2016. Globally, about 36.2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide were emitted in 2016.
To view the most recent global carbon dioxide emissions, please click here. Regarding greenhouse gas emissions by country, China topped the list in 2016.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
1756 to 2016
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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