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
3590
Mio. t CE * (2017)
Germany
137
Mio. t CE * (2017)

*Standard coal equivalent; Source: China statistical yearbook 2018; AGEB

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
9771
US$/capita
Germany
48196
US$/capita

Source: World Bank (2018)

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
7.45
metric tons /capita
Germany
9.47
metric tons /capita

Renewable Electricity Generation

As the world’s most populated country, China generated 1,815.9 TWh electricity from renewable energy in 2018, which equals 26.5 percent of total electricity generation. In Germany, the share of renewable energy in electricity generation amounted to 34.9 percent in 2018 with 225.7 TWh generated.

China
27
%
Percent of Electricity Generation
China
1816
TWh
Total Renewable Electricity Generation
Germany
35
%
Percent of Electricity Generation
Germany
226
TWh
Total Renewable Electricity Generation