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African countries

Algeria

Algeria is in the top 5 crude oil producers and exporter in Africa. AFREC 2020 statistics shows that in 2018 the country became the top producer and exporter of natural gas in Africa.

43,90 M
Population (2019)
3,87 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
57,80 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
55,84 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
41,18 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
203,93 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Angola

Angola ranked in the second placed of crude oil producers and also second in

31,83 M
Population (2019)
2,71 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
0,00 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
11,08 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
9,53 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
99,04 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Benin

Benin is reliant on electricity imports for a significant share of its energy supply.

12,12 M
Population (2020)
1,29 kus$
GDP/capita (2020)
0,00 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2020)
5,35 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
4,40 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
11,12 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2020)

Botswana

The energy production in Botwana has been consistently been supplied by coal, oil and biomass. These sources have been almost been produced in equal shares since 2000. Biomass has the highest share of TFC at 45% and is closely followed by oil at 42%.

2,30 M
Population (2019)
8,02 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
46,08 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
2,48 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
2,09 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
18,64 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Burkina Faso

The majority of the population (about 81%) still relies on wood energy (firewood and charcoal). In rural areas nearly all energy consumed is biomass based. Hence the national average is a consumption of 0.69 kg of firewood per person per day.

20,32 M
Population (2019)
0,79 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
12,96 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
6,11 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
5,21 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
14,84 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Burundi

Burundi has no indigenous sources of oil, natural gas or coal. There are no oil refining operations in the country. All refined oil products are imported from Kenya and Tanzania.

11,53 M
Population (2019)
0,29 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
10,51 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
2,81 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
2,51 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
2,79 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Cabo Verde

The energy sector is characterized by a dependence on imported petroleum fuels and a large demand for biomass energy resources, the consumption of which creates an excessive pressure over the limited forest reserves, the soils, and the ecosystem.

0,55 M
Population (2019)
3,60 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
18,61 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,24 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,19 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
33,76 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Cameroon

Cameroon’s electrification rate is above 60% while consumption remains low.

25,88 M
Population (2019)
2,50 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
18,16 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
10,94 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
8,21 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
2,50 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Central African Republic

4,75 M
Population (2019)
0,45 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
10,99 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
1,25 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2019)
1,22 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2019)
1,82 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Chad

In Chad, only less than 10% of the population has access to electricity. This goes hand-in-hand with low rates of access to basic services such as drinking water, basic sanitation and paved roads.

15,95 M
Population (2019)
0,61 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
11,80 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
4,36 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
3,80 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
13,35 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Comoros

Comoros total primary energy supply in 2018 was 259.2 ktoe. In addition, there are two main energy sources in the country: (a) Plant and ligneous biomass, approximately 95% of national demand, are used for households.

0,85 M
Population (2019)
1,37 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
13,04 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,26 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,21 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
1,16 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Congo

Wood fuel remains a dominant fuel, especially in rural areas.

5,38 M
Population (2019)
2,33 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
22,39 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
2,80 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
2,36 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
19,90 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Côte d'Ivoire

More than half of the domestic energy needs are met by combustible renewable resources and waste, mainly biomass.

25,72 M
Population (2019)
2,28 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
18,21 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
11,19 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2019)
8,03 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2019)
44,76 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is well endowed with forest area and carbon stocks in forest biomass represent the second largest in the tropical world. Crude Oil production is about 1,074 ktoe as mentioned in the AFREC’s 2020 energy balance.

86,79 M
Population (2019)
0,57 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
15,05 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
30,21 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
19,18 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
21,09 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Djibouti

Traditional biomass fuels, petroleum products and electricity have a significant share in the country’s energy mix. AFREC 2020 energy balanceshows that the total primary energy supply in 2018 was 457ktoe.

0,97 M
Population (2019)
3,44 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
19,96 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,46 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,38 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
1,91 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Egypt

Egypt is in the top 5 crude oil producers and importers in Africa. In AFREC’s 2020 statistics shows that Egypt produced up to 30,146 ktoe of crude oil and imported 6,671 ktoe of crude oil.

100,39 M
Population (2019)
3,01 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
38,84 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
91,32 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
69,45 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
299,83 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is the ninth-largest producer of crude oil in Africa, after Ghana in 2018. Foreign investment, primarily by U.S. companies, have poured into the country's oil sector in recent years.

1,36 M
Population (2019)
8,13 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
17,47 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,55 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,34 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
12,52 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Eritrea

Most of the country's electricity generated in Eritrea comes from oil that is imported into the country.

3,50 M
Population (2019)
0,57 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
10,21 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,84 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,64 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
2,86 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Eswatini

The total primary energy supply in 2018 was 1,499ktoe of which combustible Renewables and waste 49%, petroleum products 37%, coal 2% and electricity 12%.

1,15 M
Population (2019)
3,94 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
55,23 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
7,39 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2019)
6,79 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2019)
5,61 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s energy sector is highly dependent on biomass, such as firewood, charcoal, crop residues and animal dung. The bulk of the national energy consumption is met from biomass sources.

112,08 M
Population (2019)
0,83 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
15,17 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
39,58 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
31,93 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
58,39 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Gabon

Gabon is the county in Central Africa with the largest share of electrification rate. As per AFREC 2019 energy efficiency indicator for residential sector, more than 90% of the population of Gabon has access to electricity.

2,17 M
Population (2019)
7,77 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
122,88 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
6,22 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
5,12 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
19,91 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Gambia

The major source of energy for the whole country is fuel wood, which is extracted from the country’s forest resources, followed by petroleum products, electricity and renewable energy.

2,35 M
Population (2019)
0,77 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
12,18 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,66 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,58 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
2,11 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Ghana

The electrification rates have steadily increased over the past 10 years, reaching more than 75% in 2018 as indicated in AFREC 2019 energy efficiency indicators for residential.

30,42 M
Population (2019)
2,20 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
17,05 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
9,56 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
8,02 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
57,29 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Guinea

According to AFREC 2020 energy balance, the main primary energy sources that make up the energy mix in Guinea are biomass, and oil while electricity is mainly generated from hydro-electricity sources and fossil thermal sources.

12,77 M
Population (2019)
0,96 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
17,06 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
5,06 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
3,99 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
11,77 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Guinea-Bissau

Energy use in Guinea-Bissau is roughly 0.3 toe per person per year, and is one of the world's lowest. The biomass represents over 95% of the total energy consumed by households in Guinea Bissau.

1,92 M
Population (2019)
0,75 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
12,03 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,54 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,46 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
1,19 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Kenya

Kenya’s electrification rates have been increasing over the past years reaching up to 63% (AFREC’s energy efficiency indicator for residential sector 2019) and becoming one of the highest in Eastern Africa.

52,57 M
Population (2019)
1,81 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
18,67 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
22,92 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
16,78 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
65,17 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Lesotho

The Lesotho energy sector is characterized by a low level of energy consumed from commercial sources (electricity, petroleum, coal and gas) with a high level of consumption of energy from biomass sources.

2,13 M
Population (2019)
1,09 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
18,85 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,95 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,87 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
2,84 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Liberia

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that, the total primary energy supply of Liberia was 1636 ktoe.

4,94 M
Population (2019)
0,62 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
14,23 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
1,64 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
1,19 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
1,66 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Libya

6,78 M
Population (2019)
5,88 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
129,04 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
20,58 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
17,34 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
26,25 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Madagascar

The exploitation of forest resources provides wood and by-products that meet most households' energy needs.

26,97 M
Population (2019)
0,52 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
12,87 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
8,07 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
7,01 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
13,63 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Malawi

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that Malawi’s energy balance is dominated by biomass (firewood, charcoal, agricultural and industrial wastes), which accounts for large percentage of the total primary energy supply (6,411 ktoe).

18,63 M
Population (2019)
0,58 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
14,83 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
6,43 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
5,87 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
10,22 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Mali

According to AFREC’s energy efficiency indicator for residential sector 2019, the rate of electrification rate in Mali have rised to slightly above 42% that can be attributed to the governments focus on mini-grid solutions.

19,66 M
Population (2019)
0,88 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
12,19 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
5,55 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
3,89 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
15,66 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Mauritania

Mauritania also relies on petroleum products which supply 68% to generate electricity according to AFREC’s energy balance 2020.

4,53 M
Population (2019)
1,68 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
16,74 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
1,76 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
1,22 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
6,17 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Mauritius

Biomass energy in Mauritius consists mainly of bagasse, wood and charcoal.

1,27 M
Population (2019)
11,06 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
45,29 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
1,37 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2019)
1,02 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2019)
13,70 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Morocco

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that, the total primary energy supply in 2018 was 17799ktoe.

36,47 M
Population (2019)
3,28 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
25,68 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
22,37 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2019)
16,76 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2019)
126,23 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Mozambique

Biomass energy accounts for the majority of the total energy consumed by households.

30,37 M
Population (2019)
0,50 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
13,89 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
9,79 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
5,27 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
16,30 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Namibia

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that, Namibia’s electricity is mostly generated from hydropower that takes up 93% of the total electricity generated. Other sources include fossil thermal and solar/wind at 4% and 3% respectively.

2,49 M
Population (2019)
5,03 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
50,20 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
2,94 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
2,71 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
14,30 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Niger

The energy sector is dominated by the high consumption of the residential sector, which is mainly based on wood resources (wood and biomass remnants).

23,31 M
Population (2019)
0,55 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
6,41 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
3,57 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2019)
3,37 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2019)
9,70 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Nigeria

Biomass (wood fuel and charcoal) is the major energy source in Nigeria and 95% this biomass was used in the households according to AFREC’s statistics 2018.

200,96 M
Population (2019)
2,23 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
47,98 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
224,45 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
176,73 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
481,74 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Rwanda

The main energy sources for electricity generation in Rwanda are fossil thermal and hydropower. AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that biomass in Rwanda contributed to 92% of its total final consumption.

12,63 M
Population (2019)
0,75 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
8,61 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
2,53 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
2,06 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
10,88 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Sahrawi Republic

Electricity in Western Sahara is mainly produced from fossil thermals.

0,00 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,00 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)

São Tomé and Príncipe

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that thetotal primary energy supply was 170 ktoe. Biomass (firewood and charcoal) is used heavily for cooking purposes. There is no oil refinery.

0,22 M
Population (2019)
2,21 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
33,77 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,17 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,14 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
0,28 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Senegal

Senegal relies heavily on fossil thermals to generate its electricity which accounts to more than 90%. Other sources of electricity generation include hydropower and solar/wind which are renewable sources.

16,30 M
Population (2019)
1,45 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
9,09 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
3,44 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
2,72 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
20,15 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Seychelles

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that , the total primary energy supply (TPES) was 208 ktoe and was consumed as follows: 65% for oil products, 34% for electricity, 1% for biofuels and waste.

0,10 M
Population (2019)
17,41 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
89,78 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,21 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,18 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
1,46 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Sierra Leone

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that the total primary energy supply in Sierra Leone was 3134.1 ktoe. Traditional biomass accounts for an estimated 85% of total energy used.

7,81 M
Population (2019)
0,53 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
17,15 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
3,13 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
2,68 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
3,81 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Somalia

Somalia has the one of the lowest electrification rates in Africa. It has long relied fossil thermal to generate all of its electricity in 2018 (AFREC’s energy balance 2020).

15,44 M
Population (2019)
0,32 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
8,39 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
3,01 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
1,51 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
1,35 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

South Africa

 

58,56 M
Population (2019)
6,00 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
95,94 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
132,43 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
64,40 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
428,85 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

South Sudan

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011.

11,06 M
Population (2019)
0,45 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
3,28 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
0,86 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
0,69 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
9,35 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Sudan

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that, the total primary energy supply of Sudan was 19,172 ktoe. Electricity in Sudan is mostly generated from hydropower and fossil thermal.

42,81 M
Population (2019)
0,75 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
19,47 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
19,44 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
14,73 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
60,92 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Tanzania

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that the total primary energy supply was 20,243 ktoe.

58,01 M
Population (2019)
1,05 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
15,09 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
20,29 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
18,27 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
56,23 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Togo

The total primary energy supply was 3,295 ktoe according to AFREC’s energy balance 2020. In Togo, biomass energy comprises charcoal, wood and agricultural waste.

8,08 M
Population (2019)
0,89 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
17,49 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
3,30 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
2,10 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
5,60 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Tunisia

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that the total primary energy supply in Tunisia was 10,590 ktoe. Although Tunisia disposes of significant biomass resources, energetic use of biomass is today mainly seen for cooking purposes in rural areas and some industries.

11,69 M
Population (2019)
3,32 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
40,41 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
11,29 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2019)
8,25 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2019)
50,94 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Uganda

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that the total primary energy supply was 14,886 ktoe. Low-grade forms of energy, especially traditional biomass fuels, account for more than 86% of total energy consumption.

44,27 M
Population (2019)
0,83 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
24,12 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
25,50 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2019)
17,01 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2019)
30,49 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Zambia

AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that biomass was the dominant energy resource especially in the rural areas accounting for about 65% of total final consumption.

17,86 M
Population (2019)
1,31 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
26,56 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2019)
11,33 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2019)
8,52 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2019)
29,57 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

Zimbabwe

The total primary energy supply showed to AFREC’s energy balance 2020 publication was recorded at 8,894 ktoe while the total final consumption was recorded at 7,758 ktoe. Of the final consumption, biomass contributed a significant amount of up to 72%.

14,65 M
Population (2019)
1,41 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
25,79 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
8,89 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
7,86 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
17,49 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)

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The African Energy Commission (AFREC) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) hosted its first virtual dialogue to introduce the African Energy Information System and Database (AEIS).

Carbon Trading: Panacea or Placebo for Africa’s Energy and Climate Policies?

Presenting Zoom Webinar series on “Powering Africa after Covid-19: Options for Energy''. Hosted by the African Energy Commission (AFREC) of the African Union in collaboration with the South Centre...

Energy for sustainable development in Africa in the post Covid19

Joint webinar with AFREC, the SOUTH CENTRE, ECREEE on the New Normal Energy for sustainable development in Africa in the post-COVID19 world.

INCEPTION WORKSHOP

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, the African Energy Commission (AFREC) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AFDB) and the Africa – EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) organised an inception workshop to improve and modernise the African Energy Information System (AEIS).

GLOBAL COMMISSION FOR URGENT ACTION ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Her Excellency Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid Commissionner of Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union and The Executive Director of AFREC, Mr. Rashid Ali Abdallah attend the Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency.

TOWARDS A HARMONISED AFRICAN ELECTRICITY MARKET

AFREC supports the collaboration between the European Union (EU) and the Infrastructure and Energy Department of the African Union Commission (AUC) on building blocs for setting up a Harmonised African Electricity Market.

FOURTH REGIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP, ADDIS-ABABA, ETHIOPIA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, The African Energy Commission (AFREC) has been conducting series of workshops since March 2019, on energy statistics, efficiency and data collection to create a comprehensive energy system for Africa.

THE AFREC HOST AGREEMENT

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Ministry of foreign Affair of People's Democratic Republic of Algeria have signed the Host Agreement of African Energy Commission (AFREC).

Key figures

Population GDP Energy Production Electricity Consumption Primary energy supply Final consumption
  • 1,3b
    • people on the African continent. More than 600 million people lack access to electricity and over 870 million lack access to clean cooking.
  • Source 2019:
    • World Bank
  • 2,97b USD
    • GDP for Africa in 2020.
  • Source 2019:
    • World Bank
  • 113 Mtoe
    • Total production of primary energy in Africa.
  • Source 2019:
    • AFREC 2020
  • 58 Mtoe
    • Total final Energy consumption in Africa.
  • Source 2019:
    • AFREC 2020
  • 915 Mtoe
    • Total primary energy supplied in Africa.
  • Source 2019:
    • AFREC 2020
  • 626 Mtoe
    • Total final energy consumption on the African continent.
  • Source 2019:
    • AFREC 2020

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