Energy Reports

Cameroon energy report

Cameroon 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 Cameroon energy market data.

Cameroon energy report
Update: March, 2018
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 26 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Cameroon energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Cameroon. 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 2016 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 Water and Energy is in charge of the design and implementation of the national energy policy.

    Oil provides an important source of income for the country through domestic production and the transit fees from the transport of Chadian crude to the terminal of Komé-Kribi. Oil accounts for around 35% of export revenues, despite falling oil prices. Oil revenues represented ...

  • Energy Companies


    The SNH (Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures) represents the State in the mixed oil companies: Sonara (Société Nationale de Raffinage) and SCDP (Société Camerounaise de Dépôts Pétroliers). In 1999 SNH created a subsidiary company, Tradex, responsible for the export of crude oil and petroleum products.

  • Energy Supply


    Cameroon has modest oil reserves and more significant gas reserves (28 Mt and 152 bcm, respectively, end of 2016). Cameroon has the second greatest hydroelectric potential in Africa: 23 000 MW of technical potential, 40% of which is exploitable under good economic conditions (103 TWh/year). Wood reserves are abundant, especially in the southern part of the country. However, in the driest ...

  • Energy Prices


    Arsel sets electricity tariffs on the basis of principles which allow the operator normal returns in normal conditions of activity. Tariffs are generally reviewed every five years, or in case of any changes which substantially affect the economic, financial and technical environment in which the contracts were granted.

    In 2016, the average electricity price for households was around ...

  • 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%.


  • Issues & Prospects

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

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy Emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2016%)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 7: Total consumption market share by energy (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 8: Final consumption market share by sector (2016, %)

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

2016 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.
  • Cameroon Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Cameroon 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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