Facts & Figures

Energy Production

Both China and Germany are important energy producers. China even ranks first worldwide. Although coal still remains the dominant source of energy, both countries have committed to steadily increase the share of renewable energy. Hence, China and Germany not only accept their environmental responsibility but also recognize future opportunities in clean energy.

China
104487
Petajoule
Germany
5006
Petajoule

Source: IEA (2015)

China: https://www.iea.org/statistics/statisticssearch/report/?country=CHINA&product=indicators&year=2015
Germany: https://www.iea.org/statistics/statisticssearch/report/?country=GERMANY&product=indicators&year=2015

GDP per Capita

Germany's GDP per capita is considerably higher than China's. However, China is the second biggest economy worldwide in terms of total GDP.

China
8123.2
US$/capita
Germany
42161.3
US$/capita

Source: World Bank (2016)

https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD

CO2 Emissions per Capita

China and Germany strongly support the Paris Agreement that aims to respond to global climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The two countries are cooperating at the international stage to promote CO2 emissions reduction and a low carbon transformation of energy systems.

China
6.59
tons/capita
Germany
8.93
tons/capita

Source: IEA (2015)

China: https://www.iea.org/statistics/statisticssearch/report/?country=CHINA&product=indicators&year=2015
Germany: https://www.iea.org/statistics/statisticssearch/report/?country=GERMANY&product=indicators&year=2015

Renewable Electricity Generation

As the world’s most populated country, China generated 1,488 TWh electricity from renewable energy in 2016, which equals 25 percent of total electricity generation. In Germany, the share of renewable energy in electricity generation amounted to 29 percent in 2016 with 188 TWh generated.

China
25
%
Percent of Electricity Generation
China
1488
TWh
Total Renewable Electricity Generation
Germany
29
%
Percent of Electricity Generation
Germany
188
TWh
Total Renewable Electricity Generation

Source: China Electricity Council; Statistisches Bundesamt (2016)

China: http://www.cec.org.cn/guihuayutongji/tongjxinxi/niandushuju/2017-01-20/164007.html
Germany: https://www.destatis.de/DE/ZahlenFakten/Wirtschaftsbereiche/Energie/Erzeugung/Tabellen/Bruttostromerzeugung.html