Bolivia energy report

This analysis includes a comprehensive Bolivia energy market report and updated datasets. It is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil and gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2018 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities. Browse the tabs below for a detailed table of contents, the list of graphs and tables, and details on the data files.

Bolivia energy report
March 2020
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  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Ministry of Hydrocarbons supervises the exploitation, export, trade, storage, and transportation of oil and gas. The Ministry of Energy supervises electricity, alternative energy, nuclear and lithium. In 2017, the former Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons was split into these two Ministries. This reorganization will allow the new Ministry of Energy to lead the transition to renewables.

  • Energy Supply


    The marketed production of natural gas has been declining since 2014, reaching 18 bcm in 2018 (- 18%); previously, it had increased at the very rapid pace of 11%/year since 2000, reaching 22 bcm in 2014. Bolivia is the fourth-largest producer of natural gas in South America, behind Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela.

  • Energy Prices


    According to the Electricity Code, the electricity tariffs of all the companies are subject to a preliminary authorisation: they are supposed to be calculated on the basis of cost and a profitability rate of 9%. They are about US$10c/kWh and US$10.2c/kWh, respectively, for industry and households (2019).


  • Energy Consumption

    The country's energy consumption per capita is low but growing, at 0.8 toe in 2018, including 750 kWh of electricity.

    Since 2010, total energy consumption increased by an average of 5%/year, reaching 9 Mtoe in 2018.

  • Issues & Prospects


    In January 2019, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons announced plans to invest US$5.5bn in the sector. One of the main components of this investment is the development of gas for household use. The Ministry targets that 50% of the population will have access to gas in 2020 and 100% by end 2025.

Table of Contents


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List of Graphs

Below is a list of the Bolivia energy market report graphs:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross Power Production by Source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power Generation by Source (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & Diesel Prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity Prices for Industry and Households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Consumption trends by Energy Source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 8: Total Consumption Market Share by Energy (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 9: Final Consumption Market Share by Sector (2018, %)

List of Tables

In the Bolivia energy market report you will find the following tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GDP growth, imports and exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil and gas reserves, electric and refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All are detailed by energy source
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data including consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source and sector, and electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Single table displaying the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.

Data (Excel Sheet)

The Bolivia energy market data since 1990 and up to 2018 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Bolivia country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.

Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Bolivia Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Bolivia energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

The Bolivia country report is complemented with a national power generation dashboard (excel file) from our Power Plant Tracker Service.

Data included in the excelsheet:

  • New capacities: Current power mix, installed capacity at date, capacity under construction and under development.
  • Power Sector Performances: Historical data on installed capacity, power generation, thermal power plants inputs, average thermal power plant efficiency, CO2 emissions of the power sector, carbon factor of the power sector.


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