South Africa Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions 1990-2022

Total greenhouse gas emissions in kt of CO2 equivalent are composed of CO2 totals excluding short-cycle biomass burning (such as agricultural waste burning and Savannah burning) but including other biomass burning (such as forest fires, post-burn decay, peat fires and decay of drained peatlands), all anthropogenic CH4 sources, N2O sources and F-gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6).
  • South Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2019 was 555,429.99, a 1.05% increase from 2018.
  • South Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2018 was 549,650.02, a 0.19% decline from 2017.
  • South Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2017 was 550,700.01, a 2.71% increase from 2016.
  • South Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2016 was 536,190.00, a 0.01% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name kt of CO2 equivalent
China 12,705,089.84
Russia 2,476,840.09
Brazil 1,057,260.01
Iran 893,719.97
Mexico 653,870.00
South Africa 555,429.99
Turkey 488,470.00
Thailand 422,090.00
Iraq 320,820.01
Malaysia 313,019.99
Algeria 282,010.01
Kazakhstan 274,670.01
Venezuela 255,740.01
Colombia 187,340.00
Turkmenistan 157,330.00
Libya 126,690.00
Romania 101,240.00
Peru 100,730.00
Belarus 86,830.00
Ecuador 72,530.00
Serbia 61,930.00
Azerbaijan 54,800.00
Bulgaria 51,280.00
Paraguay 49,550.00
Dominican Republic 41,320.00
Cuba 41,240.00
Jordan 36,570.00
Lebanon 35,210.00
Guatemala 35,100.00
Bosnia 26,230.00
Costa Rica 15,750.00
Gabon 13,170.00
Equatorial Guinea 11,410.00
North Macedonia 11,250.00
Botswana 11,000.00
Namibia 10,660.00
Jamaica 9,970.00
Armenia 9,960.00
Albania 9,010.00
Mauritius 6,850.00
Guyana 5,680.00
Suriname 4,460.00
Montenegro 3,830.00
Maldives 2,600.00
Grenada 2,390.00
Fiji 2,380.00
Belize 1,550.00
St. Lucia 880.00
Samoa 680.00
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 340.00
Tonga 310.00
Marshall Islands 230.00
Dominica 230.00
Nauru 70.00
Tuvalu 30.00
South Africa Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions - Historical Data
Year kt of CO2 equivalent Annual % Change
2019 555,429.99 1.05%
2018 549,650.02 -0.19%
2017 550,700.01 2.71%
2016 536,190.00 0.01%
2015 536,120.00 -4.41%
2014 560,859.99 2.28%
2013 548,349.98 1.82%
2012 538,549.99 3.90%
2011 518,340.03 -2.95%
2010 534,120.00 4.45%
2009 511,380.00 -3.96%
2008 532,450.01 6.62%
2007 499,380.00 4.38%
2006 478,429.99 0.61%
2005 475,540.01 0.00%
2004 475,519.99 6.42%
2003 446,840.00 5.64%
2002 422,989.99 3.68%
2001 407,959.99 9.09%
2000 373,950.01 1.34%
1999 369,000.00 -5.03%
1998 388,530.00 1.97%
1997 381,040.01 4.51%
1996 364,609.99 2.90%
1995 354,340.00 3.77%
1994 341,459.99 2.07%
1993 334,540.01 3.26%
1992 323,970.00 -1.15%
1991 327,750.00 -1.18%
1990 331,660.00 -1.18%