2017 Tanzania Key Figures
Population: 57.3 million
GDP growth rate: 6.00 %/year
Energy independence: 89.7%
Total consumption/GDP:* 73.7 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.20 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 15.8%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

The total per capita energy consumption is around 0.47 toe (2017), 25% lower than the Africa's average. The per capita electricity consumption reaches approximately 97 kWh (2017).


Total energy consumption has increased rapidly since 1998 (+4%/year), led by biomass. It was even faster from 2009 to 2015 (+5%/year), as total ...

Tanzania energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

The country does not produce oil.

The 14 900 bbl/d Tanzania and Italian Petroleum Refinery (Tiper), located in Kigamboni (Dar es Salaam), was shut down in 1999.

In 2016, the Kamal Group started operations of a heavy oil refinery in Bagamoyo. The facility produces approximately 27 kt/year of oil and 10 kt/year of lubricant.

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

Under the framework of the 2010 SE4ALL AA, Tanzania intends to double the share of renewable energy in its energy mix by 2030. Tanzania was selected by the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP), part of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The plan is in line with Tanzania National Energy Policy of 2003 and is carried out by the MEM.

Since the COP 22, 48 countries, including ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In September 2015, Tanzania presented its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) for the COP21 in Paris. It set a GHG emissions reduction target of 10-20% by 2030, compared to a business as usual scenario. The actual target will depend on international support in the form of finance, investment, technology development and transfer, and capacity building. The emissions reduction ...

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