2016 Iran Key Figures
Population: 80.3 million
GDP growth rate: 6.54 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 105 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 7.12 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 15.4%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita energy consumption stands at 3.0 toe (similar to that in the Middle East or the EU average), including about 2 800 kWh in 2016.

Since 2007 energy consumption growth has almost halved, dropping from 6.4%/year between 2000 and 2007 to 3.0%/year between 2007 and 2016, due to the slowdown in the economic growth.

Natural gas became the most used fuel in 2004 and now ...

Iran energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production (crude oil and NGL) has been increasing since January 2016, after the lifting of international sanctions (23% increase in 2016 to 200 Mt). The country rejected Saudi Arabia's proposal to freeze its production levels in January 2016, as it aims to regain its pre-sanction market position, and was exempted from production cuts by OPEC in September 2016.

Previously, ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption has been decreasing by 6.7%/year since 2013: in 2016, it reached 70 Mt. This situation is mostly explained by the increase in the price of motor fuels and by the low economic growth.

Transport is still the main consuming sector with a growing share over the last years reaching 53% of the total, ahead of the power sector (16%) and industry (16% including non-energy ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption is skyrocketing, increasing threefold between 2000 and 2016. It reached 188 bcm in 2016 (62 bcm in 2000). The power sector is the largest consumer with 32% in 2016, closely followed by the building (i.e. residential-services sector) and industry sectors (30% and 27%, respectively, in 2016). The share of the electricity sector has been declining (37% in 2000), despite a ...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption is low and remained stable at around 1.5-2 Mt until 2012. Its increase then accelerated with a 8.1% growth rate over 2012-2016 (2.3 Mt in 2016). It is mainly consumed by industry (66%).



 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption is increasing very quickly (5.5%/year, on average, since 2000) and reached 230 TWh in 2016. Most of the population is electrified (99.5%). Industry represents 26% of electricity consumption, the residential sector 36%, and the services sector 20%. The remainder (18%) is consumed in the energy sector.


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Renewable in % electricity production

Before its integration into SATBA, SUNA (Iran Renewable Energy Organization)was the regulatory authority overseeing renewable policy development and renewable project licensing, and securing power purchase agreements with renewable power producers.

In the 6th Plan, the country aims to reach 4.5 GW of wind and 0.5 GW of solar capacities by 2021, with an additional 2.5 GW by 2030. ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Through its 2015 Intended Nationally-Determined Contribution (INDC) to fight climate change, Iran committed to reducing its GHG emissions by 4% (unconditional pledge) and up to 12% (conditional on international financial and technical assistance) by 2030 compared to the level defined in its BAU scenario. The Iranian parliament signed the Paris Agreement in April 2016, but has yet to ratify ...

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