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Emissions - HFC gas emissions

(thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

The United States of America is the top country by HFC gas emissions in the world. As of 2010, HFC gas emissions in the United States of America was 300,896 thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent that accounts for 38.78 % of the world's HFC gas emissions. The top 5 countries (others are China, Japan, Russian Federation, and Canada) account for 76.51 % of it. The world's total HFC gas emissions was estimated at 775,807 thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2010.

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Hydrofluorocarbons, used as a replacement for chlorofluorocarbons, are used mainly in refrigeration and semiconductor manufacturing.