2016 Argentina Key Figures
Population: 43.9 million
GDP growth rate: -1.8 %/year
Energy independence: 85.0%
Total consumption/GDP:* 94.0 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.89 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 17.7%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita consumption in Argentina is the second highest in Latin America, after Venezuela (2.2 toe/cap). Electricity demand per capita is nearly 3 000 kWh (2016).

Gas dominates the total energy consumption (53% in 2016, i.e. relatively stable since 2000); it is followed by oil (35%),...

Argentina energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Argentina is the 4th largest oil producer in South America after Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil. Oil production reached a peak level of 45 Mt in 1998 and has been falling regularly until 2013 because of the decrease in reserves. It has remained stable since then at 30 Mt.

Crude oil exports...

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

The consumption of oil products has been increasing at the rapid pace of nearly 3.6%/year since 2002 (34 Mt in 2016). The crisis of 2002 caused a significant reduction in consumption. Transport absorbs about 39% of that consumption.



 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Natural gas consumption has been increasing at the very rapid rate of 4%/year since 2002, reaching 61 bcm in 2016. Argentina is the largest gas consumer in South America. Electricity production absorbs almost 36% of that consumption, followed by the residential and tertiary sector which consumes...

America LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption is low (1.8 Mt).




 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption is growing strongly (4.5%/year since 2002). Industry is the largest electricity consumer (38%), ahead of the residential sector (37%) and services (24%). The services sector share has been relatively stable since 2000, while households have been gaining share from...

Renewable in % electricity production

The Renewable Energy Act adopted in 2015 sets the goal of increasing the share of renewables to 8% of electricity production by 2018. A goal of 20% renewables has been set for 2025. The law includes an obligation for large consumers (above 300 kW) to achieve these targets individually.


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its National Determined Contributions (NDC), the country announced its aim to reduce GHG emissions by 15% by 2030 compared to a BAU scenario (670 Mt CO2eq in the BAU for 2030). It is also willing to extend the reduction target to 30% provided it receives international financing and...

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