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Emissions - Nitrous oxide emissions

(thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

China is the top country by nitrous oxide emissions in the world. As of 2012, nitrous oxide emissions in China was 587,166.37 thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent that accounts for 18.82 % of the world's nitrous oxide emissions. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, India, Brazil, and Central African Republic) account for 45.85 % of it. The world's total nitrous oxide emissions was estimated at 3.12 million thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2012.

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Nitrous oxide emissions are emissions from agricultural biomass burning, industrial activities, and livestock management.