Distribution of primary energy supply worldwide in 2017, by source
Primary energy supply - worldwide by source 2017
This statistic shows the global distribution of energy supply in 2017, with a breakdown by source. Nuclear energy accounted for just under 4.9 percent of the world's total energy supply, which stood at just approximately 13.97 billion metric tons of oil equivalent in 2017.
Distribution of primary energy supply worldwide in 2017, by source
Share of energy supply
Oil32%
Coal*27.1%
Natural gas22.2%
Biofuels/
waste
9.5%
Nuclear energy4.9%
Hydro2.5%
Other**1.8%
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Coal includes peat and oil shale.
** Geothermal energy, solar, wind power, thermal energy, tide, wave and ocean energy.

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Primary energy supply - worldwide by source 2017
This statistic shows the global distribution of energy supply in 2017, with a breakdown by source. Nuclear energy accounted for just under 4.9 percent of the world's total energy supply, which stood at just approximately 13.97 billion metric tons of oil equivalent in 2017.
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