Iraq Energy Information
Iraq Key Figures
GDP growth rate: -12 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Data of the last year available: 2020
CO2 Emissions: 3.70 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 54.3%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy Consumption
Total energy consumption per capita amounted to 1.5 toe/capita in 2020. Electricity consumption per capita was 1 110 kWh in 2020. It remains much lower than in neighbouring countries (1 760 kWh per capita in Jordan in 2019 and 3 045 kWh in Turkey in 2020).
Total energy consumption decreased by 8% in 2020, reaching 63 Mtoe. Before 2020, it had been increasing rapidly since 2015 (+8%/year).
Oil accounts for most of the country's total energy consumption, with 69% in 2020; the remainder is supplied by gas (29%) and hydropower (2%).
Interactive Chart Iraq Total Energy Consumption
Crude Oil Production
Oil production dropped by 12% in 2020, reaching 206 Mt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It had been previously increasing rapidly since 2010 (+8%/year) with a major increase in 2016 (+28%). This rise was mainly due to an increased output at fields in southern Iraq and in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, which more than offset disrupted volumes in the north.
The share of Iraq in OPEC's oil production has decreased, from 16% in 2019 to 13% in 2020 (vs.).
In 2020, 82% of the production (169 Mt) was exported.
Interactive Chart Iraq Crude Oil Production
Renewable in % Electricity Production
In February 2021, the Iraqi Oil Ministry announced in a statement the objective to reach 2.24 GW of renewables (mainly solar) in 2025, and 10 GW (20% of the country's capacity) in 2030.
Interactive Chart Iraq Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)
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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions
The country submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) for the COP21 in 2015. Iraq's INDC includes both conditional and non-conditional targets to reduce GHG emissions by up to 14% below its business-as-usual (BAU) in 2035. The emissions reductions targeted over 2020-2035 should reach about 90 MtCO2eq. Iraq has no NDC as it signed the Paris Agreement but never ratified the agreement.
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