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. Petroleum accounts for 50% of total final consumption and is followed by biofuels and waste at 36%. Total primary energy supply in 2018 was 9369 ktoe. Rural households depend on wood (charcoal, firewood and crop/sawmill residue) for cooking, whilst the urban households rely primarily on charcoal.

AFREC 2020 energy balance shows that the total final consumption (TFC) in the country is dominated by oil products and represent 50% followed by biofuels & waste and electricity respectively 36% and 13%, natural gas represent 1%.

Key Figures

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)