South Africa Energy - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Electricity access

electrification - total population: 94% (2019)

electrification - urban areas: 95% (2019)

electrification - rural areas: 92% (2019)

Electricity - production

234.5 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 21

Electricity - consumption

207.1 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 21

Electricity - exports

16.55 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 11

Electricity - imports

10.56 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 24

Electricity - installed generating capacity

50.02 million kW (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 21

Electricity - from fossil fuels

85% of total installed capacity (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 73

Electricity - from nuclear fuels

4% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 24

Electricity - from hydroelectric plants

1% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 150

Electricity - from other renewable sources

10% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 80

Crude oil - production

1,600 bbl/day (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 89

Crude oil - exports

0 bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 197

Crude oil - imports

404,000 bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 22

Crude oil - proved reserves

15 million bbl (1 January 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 86

Refined petroleum products - production

487,100 bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 33

Refined petroleum products - consumption

621,000 bbl/day (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 32

Refined petroleum products - exports

105,600 bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 42

Refined petroleum products - imports

195,200 bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 34

Natural gas - production

906.1 million cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 70

Natural gas - consumption

5.069 billion cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 60

Natural gas - exports

0 cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 187

Natural gas - imports

4.162 billion cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 39

Natural gas - proved reserves

0 cu m (1 January 2012 est.)

country comparison to the world: 196

Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy

572.3 million Mt (2017 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding South Africa on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of South Africa 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about South Africa 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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