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Pakistan Energy Information

Pakistan Key Figures

Population: 217 million
GDP growth rate: 1.90 %/year
Energy independence: 63.2%

Data of the last year available: 2019
Total consumption/GDP:* 83.5 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.92 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 16.5%

* at purchasing power parity

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Total Energy Consumption

Per capita consumption is about 0.51 toe, including 550 kWh of electricity (2019).

The country's total consumption experienced a slight decrease in 2019, by 1% to 110 Mtoe, after a period of significant increase between 2013 and 2018 (4.5%/year); the progression was more moderate between 2008 and 2013 (1.5%/year).

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

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Crude Oil Production

Oil production has fluctuated around 4-5 Mt since 2014 (4.8 Mt in 2019). Production supplies just over 20% of the country's needs. Crude oil imports reached 8.5 Mt in 2019, corresponding to a drop by 20%, that comes after years of steady increase (+8%/year over 2011-2018).

Interactive Chart Pakistan Crude Oil Production

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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%. In 2020, Pakistan announced its intention to reach 27 GW of solar by 2047.

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

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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In its NDC, 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 by 2% in 2019 to around 199 MtCO2, after a period of rapid increase (8%/year over 2013-2018). Before that, they had remained stable over 2007-2013. In 2019, they were about 3 times higher than in 1990.

The industry, transport, and energy sectors each represent around 30% of the total, while household, tertiary, and agriculture combined account for the remaining 10%.

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