Historical carbon dioxide emissions from global fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes from 1757 to 2017 (in million metric tons)*

Global historical CO2 emissions 1757-2017 The statistic represents the global historical carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel burning, cement manufacture, and gas flaring between 1757 and 2017. Globally, about 36.2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide were emitted in 2017.
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
201736,153.26
200730,880.15
199723,915.33
198720,912.41
197718,355.44
196712,431.01
19578,317.28
19475,100.29
19374,429.78
19273,891.17
19173,499.12
19072,872.58
18971,612.16
18871,080.88
1877710.82
1867476.32
1857282.13
1847168.54
1837106.26
182765.95
181751.3
180736.64
179725.65
178718.32
177714.66
176710.99
175710.99
Emissions in million metric tons
201736,153.26
200730,880.15
199723,915.33
198720,912.41
197718,355.44
196712,431.01
19578,317.28
19475,100.29
19374,429.78
19273,891.17
19173,499.12
19072,872.58
18971,612.16
18871,080.88
1877710.82
1867476.32
1857282.13
1847168.54
1837106.26
182765.95
181751.3
180736.64
179725.65
178718.32
177714.66
176710.99
175710.99
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The statistic represents the global historical carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel burning, cement manufacture, and gas flaring between 1757 and 2017. Globally, about 36.2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide were emitted in 2017.
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 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
1757 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* Original data have been converted from million metric tons of carbon to units of carbon dioxide by multiplying by 3.664.

The values have been rounded.

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