Paraguay

2015 Paraguay Key Figures
Population: 6.64 million
GDP growth rate: 3.08 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 85.5 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.85 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 27.1%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption stands at 0.83 toe/capita and 1 560 kWh/capita for electricity (2015). Electricity consumption per capita is following a fast growing trend, with an average yearly growth rate of 4% since 2000.

In spite of its hydroelectric wealth, total energy consumption is...

Paraguay energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

The country's only refinery ceased operating in 2005. Since then, oil products consumption is entirely based on imports.


 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

In 2005 Paraguay passed a law for the promotion of biofuels in order to reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels. A 2010 amendment forced importers of fossil fuels to supply local biofuels.

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In 2015, Paraguay submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to UNFCCC. The target for 2030 is to reduce its GHG emissions by 20% compared to the BAU level (10% conditional target and 10% unconditional).

Paraguay has the lowest CO2 emissions per capita in...

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