South Africa

2015 South Africa Key Figures
Population: 54.8 million
GDP growth rate: 1.28 %/year
CO2 Emissions: 7.89 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 9.05%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita peaked in 2008 at around 3 toe per capita and has been following a decreasing trend since then reaching 2.7 toe in 2014.

Following the electricity crisis and a peak of 4 500 kWh in 2007, electricity consumption per capita decreased and stands at 3 800 ...

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Conventional production of crude oil is marginal (8 000 bbl/d in 2015). Most of the oil production comes from synthetic fuels (185 000 bbl/d). Total oil production was 5.8 Mt in 2015. The country operates two offshore oil fields in the Bredasorp basin. The Oribi field, which was put into...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Since 2010, oil product consumption increased at the regular pace of about 3.7%/year, (29 Mt in 2015). Transport absorbs about 70% of that consumption.



EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption has been increasing rapidly since 2000 (at an average rate of 7.2%/year), although with strong fluctuations; its level was about 4.9 bcm in 2014. Gas is mainly used for the synthetic production of gasoline (about 60% of gas consumption).


EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Between 2000 and 2008, coal consumption increased by 3%/year, on average, reaching a peak of 200 Mt in 2008. Since then, it has remained slightly below 200 Mt (190 Mt in 2015). Approximately 2/3 of the coal is consumed by power plants.



 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption stopped increasing in 2007: at 207 TWh in 2015, it is still below its 2007 level of 219 TWh. It increased at a regular rate of 2%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2007, but during the power crisis (2007-2009) it decreased by 6%. Industry is the main electricity consumer...

Renewable in % electricity production

In 2003 the Government published a "White Paper on Renewable Energy" which set a production target of 10 TWh from renewables in 2013. The objective was not reached in 2013 or in 2014 (6.1 TWh of renewables produced in 2014, incl. hydro), although in view of the number of renewable projects under...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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