Bolivia

2017 Bolivia Key Figures
Population: 11.1 million
GDP growth rate: 4.20 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 96.2 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.89 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 12.6%
* at purchasing power parity
Bolivia Related Research

Total Energy consumption

The country's energy consumption per capita is low but growing, at 0.81 toe in 2017, including 760 kWh of electricity.

Since 2010, total energy consumption increased by an average of 4%/year, reaching 8.9 Mtoe in 2017.

Oil accounts for 44% of the country's total energy consumption, gas for 43%, biomass for 10% 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 2.5 Mt in 2017. Crude oil exports are marginal.

Bolivia has 3 operating refineries: Gualberto Villarroel (35 000 bbl/d), Guillermo Elder Bell (24 000 bbl/d), and Oro Negro (3 250 ...


 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

Bolivia has pledged to increase the share of renewables (including hydro) in the power mix to 79% by 2030 in its NDC.

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Bolivia's NDC includes the eradication of illegal deforestation by 2020 and a 3% increase of forest cover to 540 000 km2 by 2030 (compared to 525,000 km2 in 2010). 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 2017, they were 3.5 times ...

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