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Tunisia Energy Information

Tunisia Key Figures

Population: 11.7 million
GDP growth rate: 0.98 %/year
Energy independence: 43.5%

Data of the last year available: 2019
Total consumption/GDP:* 94.4 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 2.26 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 17.5%

* at purchasing power parity

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Total Energy Consumption

The country's per capita consumption is almost 1 toe, which is 5 times lower than the EU average. Its per capita electricity consumption is 1 520 kWh (2019).

Total energy consumption has remained rather stable since 2017. It increased rapidly between 2000 and 2010 (by 3.5%/year) and more moderately over 2011- 2017 (2.4%/year).

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Crude Oil Production

Oil production has decreased by 60% since 2007, from 4.6 Mt to 1.8 Mt in 2019. Oil production strongly increased in 2007 (+40%) through the exploitation of several small wells in southern Tunisia, mainly the offshore field of Oudna (80 km from the coastline in the Gulf of Hammamet, with a production of around 15 kb/d).

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Oil Products Consumption

Oil product consumption increased very rapidly between 2012 and 2015, by 8%/year, and has remained roughly stable since then (4.5 Mt in 2019). Transport accounts for 54% of this consumption (2019).

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2019, %)

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Natural Gas Consumption

Gas consumption increased by 2.8%/year between 2014 and 2019 to 6.5 bcm. It grew very rapidly between 2000 and 2012 (over 6%/year) and remained stable until 2014.

The main gas market continues to be electricity production (71% in 2019).

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)

Graph: GAS CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2019, %)

Interactive Chart Tunisia Natural Gas Domestic Consumption

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Coal Consumption

Coal consumption has almost completely disappeared. Coal was mainly used in the cement industry, where it was replaced by petroleum coke.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2019, %)

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Power Consumption

Electricity consumption increased rapidly from 2000 to 2014 (by about 4%/year) before slowing down to an average progression of 2.6%/year. In 2019, electricity consumption stood at around 18 TWh. Industry accounts for about 34% of the consumption, followed by the residential sector (30%) and services (27%) (2019).

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2019,%)

Renewable in % Electricity Production

In the framework of the Solar Plan, the Parliament adopted a law on renewables in 2015 aimed at covering 12% of its power mix with renewables by 2020 and 30% by 2030 (corresponding to a capacity of 3.8 GW and an investment of US$7.1bn between 2016 and 2030). With 3.5% of renewables in the power mix in 2019, the 2020 target will not be achieved.

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

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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In its NDC, Tunisia committed to a 13% carbon intensity reduction in 2030 compared to 2010 and a 41% reduction if international financing is provided.

CO2 emissions from fuel combustion increased regularly by 3%/year between 1990 and 2017 and have remained stable since then (26.4 MtCO2 in 2019).

Graph: CO2-ENERGY EMISSIONS (MtCO2)

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