Tunisia

2018 Tunisia Key Figures
Population: 11.7 million
GDP growth rate: 2.48 %/year
Energy independence: 46.7%
Total consumption/GDP:* 95.6 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 2.27 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 17.4%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

The country's per capita consumption is almost 1 toe, which is 5 times lower than the EU average. Its per capita electricity consumption is 1 425 kWh (2018).

Total energy consumption increased rapidly between 2000 and 2010 (by 3.5%/year) and more moderately since 2011 (around 2.3%/year).

Gas market share in total energy consumption increased rapidly between 2000 and 2010 (from ...

Tunisia energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Since 2007, oil production has decreased regularly, falling from 4.6 Mt to 2 Mt in 2018. Oil production strongly increased in 2007 (+40%) through the exploitation of several small wells in southern Tunisia, mainly the offshore field of Oudna (80 km from the coastline in the Gulf of Hammamet, with a production of around 15 000 bbl/d).

The refining capacity is not adapted to the ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil product consumption increased very rapidly between 2012 and 2015, by 8%/year and has remined roughly stable since then (4.6 Mt in 2018). Transport accounts for 52% of this consumption (2018).

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2018, %)

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption increased very strongly between 2000 and 2012 (over 6%/year) and remained roughly stable until 2014. It increased again by 3.4%/year starting in 2015 and stood at 6.5 bcm in 2018. The main gas market continues to be electricity production (67% in 2018).

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)

Graph: GAS CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2018, %)

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption has almost completely disappeared. Coal was mainly used in the cement industry, where it was replaced by petroleum coke.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2018, %)

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption increased rapidly from 2000 to 2014 (by about 4%/year) before slowing down to an average progression of 2%/year. In 2018, electricity consumption stood at 16.6 TWh. Industry accounts for about 33% of the consumption, followed by the services sector (29%) and the residential sector (26%) (2018).

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

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Renewable in % electricity production

In the framework of the Solar Plan, in 2015, the Parliament adopted a law on renewables aimed at covering 12% of its power mix with renewables by 2020 and 30% by 2030 (corresponding to a capacity of 3.8 GW and an investment of US$7.1bn between 2016 and 2030).

This law enables foreign and Tunisian investors to produce electricity for exports and local consumption. In this framework, 1 ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its NDC, Tunisia committed to a 13% carbon intensity reduction in 2030 compared to 2010 and a 41% reduction if international financing is provided.

CO2 emissions from fuel combustion have increased regularly by 2.9%/year since 1990, reaching 27 MtCO2 in 2018.

Graph: CO2-ENERGY EMISSIONS (MtCO2)

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