2014 Tunisia Key Figures
Population: 11.0 million
GDP growth rate: 2.70 %/year
Energy independence: 57.5%
Total consumption/GDP:* 97.8 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 2.29 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 15.4%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

The country's per capita consumption is 1 toe, which is 5 times lower than the EU average. Its per capita electricity consumption is 1 4010 kWh (2014).

Total energy consumption increased rapidly between 2000 and 2010, and since 2012 (around 3%/year; it decreased by 4.5% in 2011 due to the...

Tunisia energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Since 2007 oil production has decreased regularly, falling from 4.6 Mt to 2.8 Mt in 2014. Oil production strongly increased in 2007 (+40%) through the exploitation of several small wells in southern Tunisia. The most important of those wells is the offshore oil field, Oudna, located 80 km from...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil product consumption decreased between 2005 and 2011 (-1.5%/year). From 2012, it increased very rapidly by 7%/year, reaching 4.2 Mtoe in 2014. Transport accounts for 50% of this consumption (2014).



EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption increased very strongly between 2000 and 2010 (over 7%/year). After a decrease in 2011, it has since been then growing less rapidly (2.7%/year between 2011 and 2014). The main gas market continues to be electricity production (70% in 2014).


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.


 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption is increasing rapidly (by about 4%/year between 2000 and 2014). Industry accounts for about 35% of the consumption, followed by the residential sector (29%) and the services sector (27%) (2014).



Renewable in % electricity production

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

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In the framework of COP21 and the country's efforts to fight climate change, Tunisia set an INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) commitment of a 13% carbon intensity reduction in 2030 compared to 2010 and a 41% reduction if international financing is provided.


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