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%. This was the followed by oil products at 17%, electricity at 9% and coal at 2%. The major sources of electricity generation are fossil thermal and hydropower. Although solar/wind and biofuels and waste are also considerably used. The biomass in Zimbabwe was mostly used in the household sector at 81% and commerce and public sector at 19%. Electricity in Zimbabwe is mostly used in the Industry sector at 43%, household at 29%, commerce and public sector at 22% and agriculture/forestry at 6% of the total electricity available in the country. There is no oil refinery. As a result all refined petroleum products, including gasoline are imported.

Key Figures

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)