Historically, wood has been the main fuel to provide heating. The current energy mix consists of hydro-electric and thermal. Some diesel power and solar photovoltaic panels are also used. Total primary energy supply (2018) was 1,092 ktoe. Biomass: Traditional biomass use for heating and lighting is still prevalent. According to AFREC 2020 statistics, the biomass intensity of the Central African Republic is currently sustainable. No studies have been conducted as to possible biomass uptake in the country. The total final consumption (TFC) in 2018 showed that, biofuel & waste represent 91% followed by oil product and electricity respectively 8% and 1%.

Key Figures

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)