Which countries execute the most people?

In 2014, the recorded number of executions decreased by 22%, compared to the previous year. 

Overall, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the United States have remained the top-5 executioners for several years. These countries are responsible for the majority of executions in the world. Exact figures for china, the world’s top-executor, are unknown as the figures are a “state secret.” Amnesty International estimates that an estimated 6000 people in China are executed annually.

Top-10: reported number of executions, by country. (2014)