Human Development Data for the Arab States

CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)

Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.

Source: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008
Algeria 3.5 3.1 2.9 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.2
Bahrain 22 24.1 29.2 25.7 24.9 23.2 21.4
Comoros 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Djibouti 1 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Egypt 1 1.3 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7
Iraq 3.3 2.9 3 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.4
Jordan 2.2 3.3 3.2 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.7
Kuwait 17.9 21.8 30.5 34.1 30.6 29.8 30.1
Lebanon 2.2 3.1 4.1 4.3 3.7 3.8 4.1
Libya 8.8 9.3 9.5 9 9.1 9 9.5
Mauritania 0.4 1.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
Morocco 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 0.3 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5
Oman 5.1 5.5 9.7 14.3 15.6 15.8 17.3
Qatar 59.1 24.9 58.8 63.2 58.5 57.7 49.1
Saudi Arabia 17.3 13.3 14.9 15.3 15.5 15.6 16.6
Somalia 0.1 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sudan 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Syrian Arab Republic 2.3 3 4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.7
Tunisia 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4
United Arab Emirates 36.3 28.8 37.1 28.4 26.3 25.5 25
Yemen .. -0.3 0.8 1 1 1 1
Arab States 2.9 3 3.7 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 1.3 1.9 2.3 3.6 3.9 4.1 4.3
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. .. 6.8 7.2 7.5 7.6 7.7
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.8
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
OECD Members 11.2 10.8 10.9 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.5
South Asia 0.4 0.7 1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 1 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8
World 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.8


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