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Turkey Energy Information

Turkey Key Figures

Population: 84.9 million
GDP growth rate: 1.80 %/year
Energy independence: 30.3%

Data of the last year available: 2020
Total consumption/GDP:* 90.6 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.46 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 10.1%

* at purchasing power parity

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Total Energy Consumption

Total consumption per capita is around 1.7 toe (2020) (of which 3 090 kWh from electricity) compared to about 3.1 toe for the EU.

Interactive Chart Turkey Total Energy Consumption

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Crude Oil Production

Turkey covers only 11% of its total oil needs with a production of 4.0 Mt of crude oil (2020).

The total refining capacity of 0.8 mb/d is distributed over 6 refineries, including 2 large ones belonging to Tupras: Izmir and Izmit (0.2 mb/d each). The STAR refinery (0.2 mb/d) was completed in 2018 by Socar.

In 2020, net crude and oil product imports reached 40 Mt, around 4 Mt lower than the 2016-2019 average. The share of crude in that amount has surged to about 70% since 2019, from 50% in 2018, due to the STAR refinery starting operations.

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Oil Products Consumption

Oil consumption has stabilized over the last three years (42 Mt in 2020), following a period of rapid growth between 2010 and 2017 (4.5%/year), driven by the transport sector.

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

The transport sector's share of oil consumption increased from 47% in 2010 to around 60% in 2020; industry, including non-energy uses, consumes about 26% of the total, while buildings (residential and services) consume 10%.

Interactive Chart Turkey Refined Oil Products Production

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Natural Gas Consumption

Gas consumption partly rebounded to 48 bcm in 2020 driven by the power sector and following a substantial drop over 2018 and 2019 (-16%) as a result of successive gas price hikes during the period, combined with a lower need for power generation.

Between 2000 and 2014, gas consumption grew very rapidly (9%/year) and then started to decrease in 2015 and 2016, driven by the power sector.

Interactive Chart Turkey Natural Gas Domestic Consumption

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Coal Consumption

Coal and lignite consumption dropped by 9% in 2020 to 113 Mt due to decreased demand from power plants. This contrasts substantially with the previous trend of coal and lignite consumption rising by 8%/year over 2015-2019.

Of the total demand, 76% is used to produce electricity, 15% is consumed by industry, and the remainder is consumed by buildings.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2020, %)

Interactive Chart Turkey Coal and Lignite Domestic Consumption

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Power Consumption

Electricity consumption has been increasing slowly since 2018 and reached 263 TWh in 2020, following a period of very rapid growth over 2010-2018 (over 5%/year).

Buildings absorb the highest share with 49% (of which, services 26% and residential 23%), followed by industry with 44%.

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2020, %)

Renewable in % Electricity Production

The General Directorate of Renewable Energy of MENR is in charge of implementing policy on renewables.

Turkey aims to produce 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2023 (42% in 2020). The initial target of 30% set in the Electricity Market and Security of Supply Strategy was raised to 50% in 2018 as it was already surpassed in 2017 with 32%.

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

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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In its first NDC, submitted in October 2021, Turkey pledges to cut its GHG emissions in 2030 by 21% below a BAU scenario. The BAU scenario leads to GHG emissions of 1 175 MtCO2eq by 2030 (173% more than in 2012, reference year). The 21% cut would limit GHG emissions to 929 MtCO2eq, which would still be more than twice the 2012 level.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion stabilized in 2020 to 379 MtCO2. They peaked at 387 MtCO2 in 2017 and have decreased slightly since then. The emissions almost tripled between 1990 and 2017, driven by the strong economic growth.

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