Total CO2 Emissions in Mozambique: primary contributors and correlation with GDP

Mozambique, with a population of 30,366,036 and an urban population of 11,092,106, accounting for approximately 36.53% of the total, has produced 7,156,209 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 0.223 tons, indicating that each individual contributes around 0.22 tons of CO2 annually.

To assess the impact of the country’s economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Mozambique, this measure stands at 0.479 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.

Comparatively, this figure is higher than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that Mozambique’s economic activity has a relatively higher carbon intensity.

Mozambique Total CO2 emissions by source

How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Mozambique?

In 2022, Mozambique’s total CO2 emissions reached 7,156,209 metric tons. The primary contributors were coal, accounting for 49,964 metric tons, and oil, with 4,170,887 metric tons.

Gas emissions amounted to 1,924,001 metric tons, while cement contributed 1,011,357 metric tons.

Notably, flaring emissions were absent.

These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Mozambique’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.

What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Mozambique accounts?

Mozambique is the 124th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.019% of global CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from Coal

In Mozambique, carbon usage resulted in the production of 49,964 tons of CO2, accounting for 0.698% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from coal in Mozambique

In Mozambique, gas usage resulted in the production of 1,924,001 tons of CO2, accounting for 26.89% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from cement in Mozambique

In Mozambique, cement usage contributed to the production of 1,011,357 tons of CO2, representing 8.09% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from oil in Mozambique

In Mozambique, the utilization of oil has led to the generation of 4,170,887 tons of CO2, representing 58.28% of the total CO2 emissions.


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