Thailand

2016 Thailand Key Figures
Population: 68.3 million
GDP growth rate: 3.23 %/year
Energy independence: 55.4%
Total consumption/GDP:* 98.2 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 3.90 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 5.91%
* at purchasing power parity
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  • Natural gas has been dominating Thailand’s power mix for about three decades. While indigenous gas production in forecasted to deplete in the 2020’s decade, Thailand is relying more and more on gas imports, with a particular increase...
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita consumption in 2016 was 2 toe, including around 2 679 kWh of electricity.

Total energy consumption is growing rapidly (4.6%/year since 2000) and reached 139 Mtoe in 2016. Oil covers 42% of the country's needs, natural gas 27%, biomass 18% and coal 11%. The gas market...

Thailand energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

The production of liquid hydrocarbons (crude oil and NGL) represented approximately a third of the demand. Production more than doubled between 2000 and 2012, from 7.7 Mt to 18.8 Mt. However, it started to decrease in 2013-14, before recovering to 19.8 mt in 2016. Net imports of crude oil...

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 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

According to the Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP; 2015-2036), the main elements are: increase power generation from solid waste, biomass and biogas to support farmers and communities; set up targets for provincial renewable development; more generation from wind and solar if they are...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Thailand ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2002. Following the COP 21 in Paris, the country has submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The target for 2030 is to reduce its GHG emissions by 20% compared to the BAU level. It also has a...

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