Daylight Saving Time Statistics

Statistical and historical overview of Daylight Saving Time (DST), including use per continent, number of countries using DST, and a list of past and present DST use worldwide.

World Map showing DST usage over time

Who has been using DST and not?

Areas that are using or have used DST some time this year
Areas that have used DST in the past, but no longer
Areas that have never used DST

During DST clocks are normally set forward one hour from standard time during the summer months and back again in the fall to make better use of natural daylight.

DST per Continent

Less than 40% of the countries in the world use DST today. Since daylength variations are negligible around the equator, most tropical territories do not change their clocks.

Continent *DST in 2018No Longer Using DSTNever Used DST
Africa2 countries16 countries38 countries
Asia7 countries25 countries19 countries
Australia & Pacific4 countries4 countries11 countries
Europe49 countries5 countries1 country
North America8 countries11 countries20 countries
South America3 countries6 countries5 countries
* Countries that belong to 2 continents are counted in both continents.

Number of Countries Using DST

DST is controversial. More than 140 countries have used it at some point, but about half of them have since abolished it again.

DST ObservanceCountExample
Countries that have used DST at least once142USA
Countries using DST in 201875USA
Countries no longer using DST67India
Countries that have never used DST107Indonesia
Most years with DST106Canada
Least years with DST1Bangladesh

Countries Using DST the Last 10 Years

YearCountries Using DSTCountries Starting *Countries Ending **
201875Turks and Caicos IslandsNamibia, Tonga
201776HaitiTurkey, Mongolia
201677TongaUruguay, Azerbaijan, Haiti and 1 more
201580MongoliaEgypt, Georgia
201481EgyptLibya
201381LibyaNone
201280HaitiArmenia
201180NoneRussia, Egypt, Belarus and 1 more
201084SamoaPakistan, Argentina, Bangladesh and 1 more
200987Bangladesh, FijiTunisia
* Countries that are using DST this year, but not the year before. DST can have been used in earlier years.
** Countries that are not using DST this year, but did the year before.

DST Use Worldwide—Past and Present

DST has been in use over 100 years, but most countries that have used DST have not used it all that time. Find out about your country in the table below.

CountryFirst Year With DSTLast Year With DSTTotal Years With DST
AfghanistanNever used0
Åland Islands1942Still used in 201839
Albania1940Still used in 201849
Algeria1916198013
American SamoaNever used0
Andorra1985Still used in 201834
AngolaNever used0
AnguillaNever used0
Antarctica1930Still used in 201885
Antigua and BarbudaNever used0
Argentina1930200952
Armenia1981201130
ArubaNever used0
Australia1916Still used in 201857
Austria1916Still used in 201852
Azerbaijan1981201532
BahrainNever used0
Bangladesh200920091
Barbados197719804
Belarus1941201033
Belgium1916Still used in 201873
Belize1918198330
BeninNever used0
Bermuda1974Still used in 201845
BhutanNever used0
Bolivia193119322
Bosnia-Herzegovina1941Still used in 201841
Botswana194319442
Brazil1931Still used in 201848
British Indian Ocean TerritoryNever used0
British Virgin IslandsNever used0
BruneiNever used0
Bulgaria1943Still used in 201842
Burkina FasoNever used0
BurundiNever used0
Cabo Verde194219454
CambodiaNever used0
CameroonNever used0
Canada1908Still used in 2018106
Caribbean NetherlandsNever used0
Cayman IslandsNever used0
Central African RepublicNever used0
Chad197919802
Chile1927Still used in 201858
China194019918
Christmas IslandNever used0
Clipperton IslandNever used0
Cocos IslandsNever used0
Colombia199219932
ComorosNever used0
CongoNever used0
Congo Dem. Rep.Never used0
Cook Islands1978199114
Costa Rica195419925
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)Never used0
Croatia1941Still used in 201841
Cuba1928Still used in 201860
CuraçaoNever used0
Cyprus1975Still used in 201844
Czech Republic1916Still used in 201853
Denmark1916Still used in 201849
DjiboutiNever used0
DominicaNever used0
Dominican Republic196619748
Timor-LesteNever used0
Ecuador199219932
Egypt1940201461
El Salvador198719882
Equatorial GuineaNever used0
EritreaNever used0
Estonia1918Still used in 201841
eSwatiniNever used0
EthiopiaNever used0
Falkland Islands1937201034
Faroe Islands1981Still used in 201838
Fiji1998Still used in 201813
Finland1942Still used in 201839
France1916Still used in 201873
French GuianaNever used0
French PolynesiaNever used0
French Southern TerritoriesNever used0
GabonNever used0
GambiaNever used0
Georgia1941201437
Germany1916Still used in 201852
Ghana1920194223
Gibraltar1916Still used in 201878
Greece1932Still used in 201849
Greenland1980Still used in 201839
GrenadaNever used0
GuadeloupeNever used0
GuamNever used0
Guatemala197320065
Guernsey1916Still used in 2018103
GuineaNever used0
Guinea-BissauNever used0
GuyanaNever used0
Haiti1983Still used in 201823
Vatican City State1916Still used in 201867
Honduras198720063
Hong Kong1941197933
Hungary1916Still used in 201857
Iceland1917196733
India194219454
IndonesiaNever used0
Iran1978Still used in 201829
Iraq1982200726
Ireland1916Still used in 2018100
Isle of Man1916Still used in 2018103
Israel1940Still used in 201853
Italy1916Still used in 201867
Jamaica1974198310
Japan194819514
Jersey1916Still used in 2018103
Jordan1973Still used in 201840
Kazakhstan1981200424
KenyaNever used0
KiribatiNever used0
Kosovo1941Still used in 201841
KuwaitNever used0
Kyrgyzstan1981200525
LaosNever used0
Latvia1918Still used in 201843
Lebanon1920Still used in 201851
Lesotho194319442
LiberiaNever used0
Libya1951201313
Liechtenstein1941Still used in 201840
Lithuania1941Still used in 201839
Luxembourg1916Still used in 201873
Macau1961198020
Macedonia, Republic of1941Still used in 201841
Madagascar195419541
MalawiNever used0
Malaysia193319419
MaldivesNever used0
MaliNever used0
Malta1916Still used in 201867
Marshall IslandsNever used0
Martinique198019801
MauritaniaNever used0
Mauritius198220094
MayotteNever used0
Mexico1931Still used in 201861
MicronesiaNever used0
Moldova1932Still used in 201850
Monaco1916Still used in 201873
Mongolia1983201624
Montenegro1941Still used in 201841
MontserratNever used0
Morocco1939Still used in 201824
MozambiqueNever used0
MyanmarNever used0
Namibia1942201726
NauruNever used0
NepalNever used0
Netherlands1916Still used in 201872
New Caledonia197719975
New Zealand1927Still used in 201865
Nicaragua1973200610
NigerNever used0
NigeriaNever used0
NiueNever used0
Norfolk Island197419752
North KoreaNever used0
Northern Mariana IslandsNever used0
Norway1916Still used in 201853
OmanNever used0
Pakistan194220097
PalauNever used0
Palestinian Territories1940Still used in 201854
PanamaNever used0
Papua New GuineaNever used0
Paraguay1975Still used in 201844
Peru193819947
Philippines193619905
Pitcairn IslandsNever used0
Poland1916Still used in 201864
Portugal1916Still used in 201886
Puerto Rico194219454
QatarNever used0
Réunion (French)Never used0
Romania1932Still used in 201848
Russia1916201041
RwandaNever used0
Saint HelenaNever used0
Saint Kitts and NevisNever used0
Saint LuciaNever used0
Saint MartinNever used0
Saint Pierre and Miquelon1987Still used in 201832
Saint Vincent and GrenadinesNever used0
Samoa2010Still used in 20189
San Marino1916Still used in 201867
Sao Tome and PrincipeNever used0
Saudi ArabiaNever used0
SenegalNever used0
Serbia1941Still used in 201841
SeychellesNever used0
Sierra Leone1935196214
Singapore193319364
Sint MaartenNever used0
Slovakia1916Still used in 201853
Slovenia1941Still used in 201841
Solomon IslandsNever used0
SomaliaNever used0
South Africa194219443
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.Never used0
South Korea1948198812
South Sudan1970198516
Spain1918Still used in 201862
Sri Lanka194219454
Saint BarthélemyNever used0
Sudan1970198516
SurinameNever used0
Svalbard and Jan MayenNever used0
Sweden1916Still used in 201840
Switzerland1941Still used in 201840
Syria1920Still used in 201856
Taiwan1946197919
Tajikistan1981199111
TanzaniaNever used0
ThailandNever used0
Bahamas1964Still used in 201855
TogoNever used0
TokelauNever used0
Tonga199920176
Trinidad and TobagoNever used0
Tunisia1939200816
Turkey1916201664
Turkmenistan1981199111
Turks and Caicos Islands1979Still used in 201838
TuvaluNever used0
UgandaNever used0
Ukraine1940Still used in 201843
United Arab EmiratesNever used0
United Kingdom1916Still used in 2018103
USA1918Still used in 2018101
Uruguay1923201547
US Minor Outlying Islands194219565
US Virgin IslandsNever used0
Uzbekistan1981199111
Vanuatu1983199311
VenezuelaNever used0
VietnamNever used0
Wallis and FutunaNever used0
Western Sahara1976Still used in 201814
YemenNever used0
ZambiaNever used0
ZimbabweNever used0

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