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Malaysia Energy Information

Malaysia Key Figures

Population: 32.4 million
GDP growth rate: -5.6 %/year
Energy independence: 100%

Data of the last year available: 2020
Total consumption/GDP:* 74.5 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 7.67 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.96%

* at purchasing power parity

View all macro and energy indicators in the Malaysia energy report

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Malaysia Related Research

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Total Energy Consumption

In 2020, consumption per capita was 2.8 toe. This is higher than neighbouring countries. Electricity consumption per capita has increased from 3 900 kWh per capita in 2010 to 4 700 kWh in 2020.

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Graph: TOTAL CONSUMPTION MARKET SHARE BY ENERGY (2020, %)

Interactive Chart Malaysia Total Energy Consumption

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View the detailed fondamentals of the market at country level (graphs, tables, analysis) in the Malaysia energy report

Crude Oil Production

Oil production has been declining by 8%/year since 2018, reaching 28 Mt in 2020, after remaining stable over the previous ten years. The development of E&P activities in deep-water fields of the eastern region such as Gumusut-Kakap or Kikeh has enabled the declining outputs from the mature fields of the Peninsula to be offset. Most of the crude oil production comes from three main offshore basins: the Malay Basin (Peninsular Malaysia, 40% of the country's reserve), the Sarawak Basin, and the Sabah Basin.

Interactive Chart Malaysia Crude Oil Production

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Renewable in % Electricity Production

SEDA, the Sustainable Energy Development Authority, was set up in 2011 for checking that sustainable energy programmes are properly managed and for assessing and fostering new sustainable energy solutions.

The 11th Malaysian Plan (2016-2020) goal of reaching 2 080 MW of renewable capacity in 2020 (large hydro excluded, i.e. >100 MW) was fulfilled as it reached over 3 GW.

Interactive Chart Malaysia Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)

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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In August 2021, the country updated its first NDC, pledging to unconditionally reduce its GHG intensity of GDP by 45% in 2030 relative to 2005 (compared to 35% unconditional and 10% conditional, previously).

The Ministry of Finance announced in September 2021 its intention to develop a Domestic Emissions Trading System (DETS) scheme in phases, including a single transaction platform.

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