Total primary energy supply worldwide in 2016, by source (in million tons of oil equivalent)

Global total primary energy supply by source 2016 This statistic shows the distribution of the energy supply worldwide in 2016, with a breakdown by source. Nuclear energy accounted for just under five percent of the world's total energy supply, which stood at just under 680 million metric tons of oil equivalent in 2016.
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TPES in million tons of oil equivalent
Crude oil4,482.63
Coal*3,730.89
Natural gas3,034.95
Biofuels/
waste**
1,349.29
Nuclear energy679.65
Hydro349.22
Oil products-92.43
Other***227.25
TPES in million tons of oil equivalent
Crude oil4,482.63
Coal*3,730.89
Natural gas3,034.95
Biofuels/
waste**
1,349.29
Nuclear energy679.65
Hydro349.22
Oil products-92.43
Other***227.25
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This statistic shows the distribution of the energy supply worldwide in 2016, with a breakdown by source. Nuclear energy accounted for just under five percent of the world's total energy supply, which stood at just under 680 million metric tons of oil equivalent in 2016.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
* Peat and oil shale are aggregated with coal. ** Data for biofuels and waste final consumption have been estimated for a number of countries.
*** Includes geothermal energy, solar, wind, heat, and electricity.

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