A country’s overshoot day is the date on which Earth Overshoot Day would fall if all of humanity consumed like the people in this country.

Let’s take Switzerland, for example, using the latest data available (for 2013):

• The Ecological Footprint in Switzerland is 5.28 gha per person
• Global biocapacity is 1.71 gha per person.

Therefore, it would take (5.28/ 1.71) = 3.1 Earths if everyone lived like the Swiss, OR

we can determine Switzerland’s overshoot day as 365 * (1.71/ 5.28) = 118th day in the year. The 118th day is the 28th of April, the Swiss overshoot day (in 2013).

Countries’ overshoot dates are calculated with Global Footprint Network’s National Footprint Accounts, which are updated annually. You can download a free package containing the latest results of the National Footprint Accounts 2017 Edition in an excel workbook at www.footprintnetwork.org/licenses/public-data-package-free-edition-copy. This 2017 edition features national data from 2013, the latest year available from the United Nations. You can also view results at data.footprintnetwork.org.

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Below is a list of country overshoot days:

Country Overshoot Day
Luxembourg 17-February
Qatar 19-February
Australia 12-March
Trinidad and Tobago 13-March
Canada 13-March
United States of America 14-March
Kuwait 17-March
Mongolia 25-March
Estonia 30-March
Belgium 1-April
Singapore 2-April
Finland 3-April
Sweden 6-April
Latvia 6-April
Kazakhstan 6-April
Bahrain 7-April
Lithuania 11-April
Austria 12-April
DenMarchk 12-April
Israel 15-April
Bermuda 16-April
South Korea 17-April
Netherlands 18-April
Norway 18-April
Russia 19-April
Oman 20-April
Saudi Arabia 21-April
Turkmenistan 23-April
Cayman Islands 23-April
Germany 24-April
Czech Republic 28-April
Switzerland 28-April
Brunei Darussalam 1-May
New Zealand 2-May
France 3-May
United Kingdom 4-May
Japan 5-May
Ireland 10-May
Slovenia 13-May
Belarus 15-May
Bhutan 15-May
Marchtinique 18-May
Italy 19-May
Slovakia 21-May
Saint Kitts and Nevis 21-May
Libya 22-May
Chile 24-May
Bahamas 25-May
Poland 26-May
Malaysia 28-May
Greece 28-May
Réunion 30-May
French Polynesia 4-June
Spain 4-June
Suriname 5-June
Paraguay 5-June
Portugal 10-June
Croatia 14-June
Argentina 16-June
Guadeloupe 18-June
Montenegro 21-June
China 23-June
Vanuatu 24-June
Lebanon 4-July
South Africa 4-July
Barbados 5-July
Mauritius 6-July
Fiji 7-July
Guyana 7-July
Cyprus 8-July
Uruguay 8-July
Venezuela 9-July
Hungary 10-July
Ukraine 12-July
Bosnia and Herzegovina 13-July
Turkey 15-July
Bulgaria 19-July
Equatorial Guinea 19-July
Serbia 20-July
Botswana 22-July
Bolivia 23-July
Macedonia TFYR 23-July
Grenada 24-July
Brazil 26-July
Iran 27-July
Tonga 4-August
British Virgin Islands 5-August
Panama 10-August
Djibouti 12-August
Romania 25-August
French Guiana 29-August
Thailand 31-August
Mexico 1-September
North Korea 8-September
Costa Rica 8-September
Gabon 12-September
Mauritania 14-September
Algeria 19-September
Saint Lucia 21-September
Peru 23-September
Samoa 25-September
Wallis and Futuna Islands 26-September
Azerbaijan 28-September
Albania 29-September
New Caledonia 3-October
Dominica 5-October
Cabo Verde 10-October
Tunisia 13-October
Uzbekistan 16-October
Armenia 28-October
Jordan 31-October
Swaziland 2-November
Egypt 15-November
Ecuador 16-November
Ghana 21-November
Iraq 24-November
El Salvador 25-November
Jamaica 26-November
Colombia 26-November
Kyrgyzstan 30-November
Cuba 2-December
Moldova 25-December
Georgia 27-December
South Sudan 28-December
Honduras 31-December