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  Agriculture (10%); and Waste and others (7%).
Distribution of greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector, Canada, 2013
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
|Sector||2013 greenhouse gas emissions|
(megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent)
|Percent of total emissions|
|Oil and gas||179||25|
|Emissions intensive and trade-exposed||76||11|
|Waste and others||54||7|
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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.
- National Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Person and per Unit Gross Domestic Product
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Province and Territory
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Facilities
- Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Drivers and Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Environment Canada - Climate Change
- Canada’s Action on Climate Change
- 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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