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. There is no oil refinery in the country and as a result, all refined products including jet fuel and gasoline have to be imported. The total primary energy supply in 2018 was 30,212ktoe .The country produces a modest amount of coal. Hydropower resources are abundant and the main sources of hydroelectricity are the 2 Inga dams, 140 miles south-west of Kinshasa. Despite having the potential to generate an estimated 40,000-45,000 MW per year just in hydroelectric power. The country’s physical area would require thousands of kilometers of electricity lines to reach users, so the electrification rate is just slightly below 20%.

Key Figures

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)