The bar chart below shows the top ten countries for the production and consumption of electricity in 2014.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparison where relevant.


The horizontal bar chart compares the amount of electronic produced and expended in ten different countries in the period of 2014.

Overall, China had the largest consumption and production in the volume of electricity. The simmilarity among ten regions was that electronic production recorded higher figure than consumption, except Germany.

Out of ten nations, China, which ranked first in producing and consuming electricity being just over 5,300 billion kWh. Following it, United States was the second highest country with electronic production and consumption, over 4,099 billion kWh and 3,866 billion kWh respectively. Russia is the only nation generating and expending around 1,000 billion kWh, while Japan and India had slight lower numbers ranging from 698 billion to 936 billlion kWh. The chart shows vary numbers in production and consumption of remaining countries, being between 449 billion kWh and 620 billion kWh. Unlike other countries, Germany had larger number in consumption than its production (around 455 billion kWh and 530 billion kWh respectively).

The horizontal bar chart compares the amount of electronic (Electronic is an adjective. You cannot use it as a noun. e.g. Mario plays an electronic organ. ) produced and expended (wrong word) in ten different countries in the period of 2014. (A period has a begin date and an end date. )

Overall, China had the largest consumption and production in the volume of electricity. The simmilarity among ten regions was that electronic production was recorded higher figure (wrong word) than consumption, except in Germany.

Out of the ten nations, China, which ranked first in producing and consuming electricity being just over 5,300 billion kWh. (That is not a complete sentence. It is a long prepositional phrase. There is no main clause with a subject and verb.) Following it, United States was the second highest country with electronic (wrong word) production and consumption, over 4,099 billion kWh and 3,866 billion kWh respectively. Russia is the only nation generating and expending (wrong word) around 1,000 billion kWh, while Japan and India had slight lower numbers ranging from 698 billion to 936 billlion kWh. The chart shows vary (wrong word - vary is a verb, not an adjective) numbers in production and consumption of the remaining countries, being between 449 billion kWh and 620 billion kWh. Unlike other countries, Germany had a larger number in consumption than its production (around 455 billion kWh and 530 billion kWh respectively).


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The horizontal bar chart compares the amounts of electricity generated and used in the ten countries with the world's highest values. Data is given for 2014, the units are billions of kWh, and the bars are ordered from highest to lowest production.


Here are some interesting observations and comparisons:

  • The ratio of the amounts of electricity produced in China (the highest producer) to lowest (Republic of Korea) was more than 11:1.
  • The US produced about 75% of the amount of electricity that China did. Whereas China used nearly all that it produced, the US consumed about 95% of its production.
  • There was a large gap between the second and third ranking countries. Russia, in third place, produced 25% of that of the US, and slightly less than 20% of that of China. Like China, it used almost all of the electricity that it generated.
  • France, Brazil and Germany (ranking 7, 8 and 9) had very similar production values, ranging from 526 to 561 billion kWh. This was a little more than one tenth that of China.
  • India consumed only 80% of what it generated. That was the lowest percentage of all the countries listed.
  • In terms of geographic distribution, there are no countries in Africa in the top ten and only one (Brazil) in South America. The Asian continent had the largest representation with four countries.

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