2015 Bangladesh Key Figures
Population: 161 million
GDP growth rate: 6.81 %/year
Energy independence: 84.6%
Total consumption/GDP:* 90.5 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.43 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 11.5%
* at purchasing power parity
Bangladesh Related News
Interested in a daily & world selection of energy articles? More information on Key Energy News
Bangladesh Related Research

Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per capita is 0.23 toe, including around 330 kWh of electricity (2015).

The country's overall consumption has increased by 5%/year since 2000; gas is the main energy source consumed (60%), ahead of biomass (25%) and oil (13%) (2016).


Bangladesh energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Most of the oil is imported, as national production only covers around 7% of the country's needs. The imports mainly consist of oil products (close to 90%). In 2015, around 1.1 Mt of crude oil and 3.9 Mt of oil products were imported. Oil product imports have doubled since 2000.


Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

In 2015, the government set a target to produce 3 168 MW electricity from renewables by 2021, of which 1 740 MW of solar and 1 370 MW of wind. It introduced incentive measures to mobilise the private sector. This target is in line with its strategy to increase the share of renewables in total...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its National Determined Contributions (NDC), Bangladesh announced it aims to reduce GHG emissions by 40% (48 MtCO2) by 2030 compared to a BAU scenario, of which 15% (or 36 MtCO2) assuming international support. CO2 emissions have risen steadily and doubled...

Secured payment by Banque Populaire des Alpes VISA MASTERCARD