2016 Iran Key Figures
Population: 80.2 million
GDP growth rate: 4.47 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 109 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 7.54 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 9.32%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita energy consumption stands at 3.1 toe (similar to that in the Middle East or the EU average), including about 3 000 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...

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 (19% increase in 2016 to 186 Mt according to IEA estimates). The country rejected Saudi Arabia's proposal to freeze its production levels in January 2016, as it aims to...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption has been decreasing by 2.7% since 2013: in 2016, it reached 79 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...

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). Buildings (i.e. residential-services sector) are the largest consumers with 31% in 2016, closely followed by the industry and power sectors (29% each in 2016). The share of...

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 11% growth rate over 2012-2016 (2.5 Mt in 2016). It is mainly consumed by industry (64%).



 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption is increasing very quickly (6.2%/year, on average, since 2000) and reached 250 TWh in 2016. Most of the population is electrified (99.5%). Industry represents 32% of electricity consumption, the residential sector 33%, and the services sector 18%. The remainder (17%) is...

Renewable in % electricity production

SUNA (Iran Renewable Energy Organization)is a public company responsible for the management of renewables projects.

In the 6th Plan, the country aims to reach 5 GW of renewable capacities in 2018 (4.5 GW of wind and 0.5 GW of solar). Investments required for...

 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% to 12% (unconditional and conditional pledge) by 2030 compared to the level defined in its BAU scenario. The Iranian parliament ratified the Paris...

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