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Bolivia energy report

Bolivia energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Bolivia energy market data.

Bolivia energy report
Update: March, 2017
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 31 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Bolivia energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Bolivia. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2015 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons (MEH) supervises the energy sector.

    The Government's priority regarding the energy policy is to develop gas resources for the domestic market and exports (mostly to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay).

    The energy sector was renationalised from...

  • Energy Supply


    Bolivia has the fifth largest natural gas reserves of South America, after Venezuela (305 bcm at the end of 2015). The country also has a significant hydroelectric potential (50 TWh exploitable under the current economic conditions), just a small part of which is being exploited. It has modest...

  • Energy Prices


    According to the Electricity Code, the electricity tariffs of all the companies are subject to a preliminary authorisation: they are supposed to be calculated on the basis of cost and a profitability rate of 9%. They are about US$12.2c/kWh and US$9.9c/kWh, respectively, for industry and...

  • Energy Consumption

    The country's energy consumption per capita is low but growing, at 0.79 toe in 2015, including 730 kWh of electricity.

    Since 2010, total energy consumption increased by an average of 5.9%/year, reaching 8.5 Mtoe in 2015.

    Oil accounts for 45% of the country's total energy...

  • Issues & Prospects


    In 2014, the Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons released the Expansion Plan to 2025 for the power sector (network and generation). This plan involves budgets of nearly US$2bn to achieve universal access to electricity by 2025; US$6bn to reach up to 4.3 GW of capacity and more than 10 500 km of...

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In the Bolivia market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2015, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross Power Production by Source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power Generation by Source (2015, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Map of natural gas infrastructure
  • GRAPH 6: Gasoline & Diesel Prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 7: Electricity Prices for Industry and Households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by Energy Source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total Consumption Market Share by Energy (2015, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final Consumption Market Share by Sector (2015, %)

In the Bolivia market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.

The Bolivia market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2015 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Bolivia Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Bolivia energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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