Perfluorocarbon emissions

gigagrams of CO2 equivalent, 1990–2012

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    1990 Ranking
    1. United States 20,645.87
    2. Russia 11,680.24
    3. Canada 6,538.84
    4. Japan 5,276.71
    5. France 4,293.45
    6. Australia 3,950.13
    7. Norway 3,370.40
    8. Germany 2,629.69
    9. Italy 2,486.74
    10. Netherlands 2,264.48
    11. Romania 2,115.84
    12. Belgium 1,753.32
    13. United Kingdom 1,401.60
    14. Austria 1,022.65
    15. Croatia 936.56
    16. Spain 882.92
    17. New Zealand 629.87
    18. Turkey 603.43
    19. Iceland 419.63
    20. Sweden 376.82
    21. Slovakia 271.37
    22. Hungary 270.83
    23. Slovenia 257.44
    24. Ukraine 203.23
    25. Greece 163.37
    26. Poland 122.88
    27. Switzerland 100.21
    28. Ireland 0.09
    29. Finland 0.07
    2012 Ranking
    1. United States 5,424.24
    2. Japan 2,758.27
    3. Russia 2,468.29
    4. Canada 1,551.63
    5. Italy 1,314.04
    6. France 399.83
    7. Turkey 312.75
    8. Australia 253.70
    9. Belgium 220.12
    10. Germany 208.95
    11. United Kingdom 207.98
    12. Norway 172.39
    13. Netherlands 150.95
    14. Greece 110.40
    15. Iceland 79.75
    16. Sweden 68.92
    17. Poland 41.81
    18. Spain 41.17
    19. New Zealand 40.75
    20. Austria 40.46
    21. Switzerland 33.08
    22. Slovenia 25.70
    23. Slovakia 21.71
    24. Denmark 8.54
    25. Ireland 8.03
    26. Czech Republic 6.57
    27. Romania 6.38
    28. Finland 1.89
    29. Hungary 1.37
    30. Luxembourg 0.16
    31. Liechtenstein 0.05
    32. Bulgaria 0.04
    33. Croatia 0.03
    34. Malta 0.00

    Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) are man-made compounds containing just fluorine and carbon. PFCs are used mainly in the electronics sector, and in manufacturing semiconductors, however there is also significant usage as refrigerants (mainly in blends with hydrofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons). There is also some minor use as environmental tracer gases, in some fire extinguishing systems, and in certain cosmetics and medical applications.

    Source: UN