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CO2 emissions Saudi Arabia 2020

Saudi Arabia reduced CO2 emissions

In Saudi Arabia, CO2 emissions during 2020 have fallen 4.513 megatons, 0.76% compared to 2019.

CO2 emissions in 2020 were 588.814 megatons, making Saudi Arabia is among the ten most polluting countries en lo que respecta a emisiones de dióxido de carbono delin terms of carbon dioxide emissions in the ranking of countries for CO2 emissions, made up of 184 countries, in which the countries are ranked from least to most pollutant.

In addition to its total emissions of CO2 into the atmospher, which logically depend, among other variables, on the country's population, it is convenient to analyze the behavior of its emissions per inhabitant. In the table we see that per capita CO2 emissions in Saudi Arabia, have decreased in 2020, in which they have been 16.96 tons per inhabitant.

Saudi Arabia belongs to the group of countries that emit the most CO2 per inhabitant.

Finally, it is interesting to observe the behavior f CO2 emissions per 1000 dollars of GDP, which measures, for the same country, the "environmental efficiency" with which it is produced over time. In the last period, Saudi Arabia, has emitted 0.38 kilos for every $ 1,000 of GDP, more than in 2019.

In the table we can see the evolution of CO2 emissions, which have grown since 2010, while per capita emissions have decreased and, on the contrary, CO2 emissions per $ 1,000 of GDP.

However, in the last five years, total emissions have decreased in Saudi Arabia, as have emissions per capita, then the situation is improving.

Click on the following link to see the ranking of CO2 emissions by countries and in the Economy of Saudi Arabia to see all the information we publish about Saudi Arabia.


Saudi Arabia - CO2 emission
DateCO2 Total MtCO2 Kg/1000 $CO2 Tons per capita
2020588.8140.3816.96
2019593.3270.3717.38
2018591.3970.3717.63
2017614.1390.3918.65
2016609.1890.3918.87
2015611.5860.3919.38
2014585.6750.3919.03
2013547.1740.3818.27
2012539.3710.3918.54
2011509.4960.3818.04
2010487.9310.4017.79
2009444.1340.3916.66
2008420.9150.3616.23
2007388.0510.3515.37
2006367.5120.3414.95
2005347.2630.3314.53
2004326.9580.3314.08
2003308.2680.3313.67
2002293.7010.3513.41
2001275.7110.3212.94
2000265.1510.3112.77
1999252.1400.3112.42
1998247.1210.2912.43
1997232.5430.2811.92
1996229.8620.2812.01
1995216.4200.2711.55
1994217.9400.2711.90
1993200.7210.2511.24
1992190.7520.2410.98
1991177.7240.2310.54
1990173.4790.2610.63
1989160.47410.19
1988159.05610.50
1987146.53210.09
1986135.2069.75
1985135.49110.27
1984132.99310.65
1983177.16215.06
1982178.11516.12
1981174.04416.79
1980187.55419.25
1979151.62916.52
1978127.37114.67
1977119.37314.50
1976110.63514.15
197588.98811.98
1974108.47415.37
1973103.21115.37
197275.90411.87
197158.1539.53
197047.0228.06
Saudi Arabia - CO2 emission