Bolivia

2016 Bolivia Key Figures
Population: 10.9 million
GDP growth rate: 4.26 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 99.7 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.71 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 9.80%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

The country's energy consumption per capita is low but growing, at 0.81 toe in 2016, including 750 kWh of electricity.

Since 2010, total energy consumption increased by an average of 6%/year, reaching 8.8 Mtoe in 2016.

Oil accounts for 45% of the country's total energy consumption, gas for 40%, biomass for 13% and hydro for 2%. The contribution of biomass is falling slightly, as ...

Bolivia energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

The production of liquid hydrocarbons (crude oil and condensate) increased at the very rapid pace of around 10%/year between 2010 and 2014, when it reached a maximum of 3.4 Mt. It declined subsequently to 3.1 Mt in 2016. Crude oil exports are marginal.

Bolivia has 3 refineries: the two largest are operated by Empresa Boliviana de Refinacion, with a total refining capacity of 68 000 ...


 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

Bolivia envisages over 160 MW of wind and solar by 2025, but there are already more than 300 MW under development. As part of the national objectives submitted in 2015 for the COP21, Bolivia stated that it aims to achieve a 79% share of renewables in the power mix in 2030 (including hydro).

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Bolivia's NDC includes an engagement to increase the share of renewables in the power mix from 39% in 2010 to 81% in 2030 and eradicate illegal deforestation by 2020. Those objectives depend on the level of international cooperation and financial support to Bolivia.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion have increased very rapidly since 2000 (around 7%/year). In 2016, they were 3.6 ...

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