Paraguay

2018 Paraguay Key Figures
Population: 6.90 million
GDP growth rate: 3.72 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 102 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.18 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 24.3%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption stands at 1.1 toe/capita and 1 800 kWh/capita for electricity (2018). Total and final energy consumption increased at the rapid pace of 4.5%/year since 2005, and even 10%/year since 2015, reaching 7.3 Mtoe and 6.6 Mtoe, respectively, in 2018.

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Graph: TOTAL CONSUMPTION MARKET SHARE BY ENERGY (2018, ...

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. In 2017, oil product imports rose to 2.7 Mt, almost three times the 2000 volume.


 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The National Development Plan (2014-2030) sets a target of 60% of renewables in total energy consumption by 2030. In order to achieve this objective, the country is planning to create a law authorizing private investment in renewable energy. This law, that will be voted in March 2020, will allow IPPs to sell directly renewable electricity to companies or electricity distributors. Through ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In 2015, Paraguay published its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) 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).

CO2-energy emissions grew by 3.6%/year on average between 2000 and 2014 and have been growing quickly at a pace of around 11%/year since 2014 due to surging oil product ...

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