More than half of the domestic energy needs are met by combustible renewable resources and waste, mainly biomass. Biomass is the most common energy source, providing up to 56% of overall energy requirements, including: fuel wood and charcoal for households, energy for small restaurants, bakeries, and arts and crafts centers, agricultural and forest residues for steam and/or electricity in some agro-business companies and sawmills. The country is a net exporter of petroleum products, and an exporter of crude oil. AFREC’s 2020 statistics shows that Crude oil production was 1,561 ktoe, and the country imported 3,273 ktoe of crude oil and 385 ktoe petroleum products.. Total primary energy supply in 2018 was 9,783ktoe of which Biomass: The anaerobic generation of biogas was experimented with in several pilot projects, but was not implemented in regular operation up to now.

Currently, some private investors are applying for the authorization to produce electricity from household wastes, especially in Abidjan. The main sources of supply for fuel wood are natural forests, savannah woodlands and tree and bush savannahs, productive farms and tree plantations. In addition, the production of bioethanol has been investigated in the country, using feedstocks such as sugarcane, maize and sweet sorghum.

Key Figures

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)