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Pakistan Energy Information

2018 Pakistan Key Figures

Population: 201 million
GDP growth rate: 5.53 %/year
Energy independence: 64.2%

* at purchasing power parity
Total consumption/GDP:* 81.3 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.92 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 16.5%

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Total Energy Consumption

Per capita consumption is about 0.52 toe, including 590 kWh of electricity (2018).

The country's total consumption stabilized at 104.5 Mtoe in 2018, after a period of significant increase between 2014 and 2017 (4.2%/year); the progression was more moderate between 2008 and 2013 (1.5%/year).

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Interactive Chart Pakistan Total Energy Consumption

More research: Pakistan energy report

Crude Oil Production

Oil production has remained stable at around 4.9 Mt since 2014. Production supplies just over 20% of the country's needs. Crude oil imports were over 10.5 Mt in 2018 and are steadily increasing (+8%/year since 2011).

Interactive Chart Pakistan Crude Oil Production

More research: Asia Refineries Dataset

Renewable in % Electricity Production

AEDB, Alternative Energy Development Board, is the national agency for the promotion of renewables.

A new Alternative and Renewable Energy (ARE) Policy was published in 2019, which includes a target of at least 20% of alternative and renewable energy (excluding hydroelectricity) in the power capacity in 2025 and 30% in 2030. With hydropower, this corresponds to a share of 60%.

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

CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In its INDC, Pakistan announced its targets to reduce its GHG emissions by up to 20% relative to a BAU scenario in 2030, subject to international financial support.

CO2 emissions from fuel combustion dropped slightly in 2018 to around 185 MtCO2, following a period of rapid increase (8%/year over 2013-2017). Before that, they had remained stable over 2007-2013. In 2018, they were about 3 times higher than in 1990.

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