Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Economic Sector

A breakdown of Canada's emissions by economic sector shows the sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2013. The emissions can be attributed to seven key areas of the economy: Oil and gas (25% of total emissions); Transportation (23%); Electricity (12%); Buildings (12%); Emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries (11%);Footnote [1] Agriculture (10%); and Waste and others (7%).

Distribution of greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector, Canada, 2013

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The pie chart provides a breakdown of Canada's 2013 greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector (percent share and absolute emissions in megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent).

Data for this chart
Distribution of greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector, Canada, 2013
Sector2013 greenhouse gas emissions
(megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent)
Percent of total emissions
Oil and gas17925
Transportation17023
Buildings8612
Electricity8512
Emissions intensive and trade-exposed7611
Agriculture7510
Waste and others547

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How this indicator was calculated

Note: The "Waste and others" sector consists of emissions from light manufacturing, construction, forest resources, waste, and coal production. The "Emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries" sector consists of emissions from: mining, smelting and refining, pulp and paper, iron and steel, cement, lime and gypsum, and chemicals and fertilizers.
Source: Environment Canada (2015) National Inventory Report 1990–2013: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada.

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Footnote 1

This category consists of mining, smelting and refining, pulp and paper, iron and steel, cement, lime and gypsum, and chemicals and fertilizers.

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