2016 Algeria Key Figures
Population: 40.5 million
GDP growth rate: 3.57 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 130 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 3.29 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 15.4%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Compared to other developing countries with a similar development level, Algeria's consumption is high (1.4 toe per capita), partly because of consumption and losses in the energy sector (mainly in LNG plants). Electricity consumption per capita reaches 1 500 kWh (2016).

Total energy...

Algeria energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production (crude oil and NGL) has been declining since 2007 (when it reached 86 Mt) and stood at 67.3 Mt in 2016 (i.e. a 22% decrease compared to 2007). Previously, it saw a rapid increase between 1996 and 2005 (+43%) thanks to the exploitation of new fields, and remained stable at around...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption has increased very rapidly since 2006 (+8%/year), pushing consumption close to 20 Mt since 2015. Transport absorbs two thirds of total oil products consumption.



EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption has been increasing by an average of 4.6%/year since 2000. Power plants consume 42% of the gas, followed by the residential and services sector (22%) and industry (19%) (2016). The remaining percentage is used by the actual energy sector.


EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption is low and has decreased nearly threefold since 2008. The totality of the coal (0.2 Mt) is consumed by industry.


Graph: COAL...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption has grown by almost 10%/year since 2009, bringing it to 60 TWh in 2016. The electrification rate is currently 99%.



Renewable in % electricity production

By 2025-2030 Algeria aims to generate 15% of electricity from renewable sources, including solar energy, which should account for 80%, and wind energy. Competition from renewable power generation is expected to limit gas consumption as of 2020.

A decree, which came into effect in 2004,...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions from energy use have increased by 5%/year since 2000, reaching 133 Mt in 2016.

In its National Determined Contributions (NDC), the country announced its aim to reduce GHG emissions by 7% by 2030 compared to a BAU scenario, which could be raised to 22% under the...

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