2016 Cameroon Key Figures
Population: 23.4 million
GDP growth rate: 4.53 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 70.8 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.27 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 28.6%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita is 0.3 toe, of which 270 kWh of electricity (2016).

As in most Sub-Saharan African countries, wood is the most widely used form of energy, with 64% of total consumption and 70% of final consumption. Oil represents 25% of total consumption, hydroelectricity 8% and natural gas 4%.


Cameroon energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production has increased by around 9%/year since 2011, reaching 4.7 Mt in 2016. This increase is due to the start of production of the Bojongo field and the growing production of the Inter-Inoua Barombi, Barombi Northeast and Padouk fields, operated by SNH. This is still far below its 1984 peak level of 8.8 Mt.

Approximately 85% of oil is exported.

The Cameroonian portion of ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Cameroon set an NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) commitment of a 32% reduction in GHG emissions by 2035 compared to a reference scenario.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion have doubled over the last 10 years (7%/year). These emissions are rather low compared to other countries: 0.3 tCO2/inhabitant in 2016 compared to 0.7 tCO2/inhabitant on average for the Sub-Saharan Africa ...

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