United Arab Emirates

2018 United Arab Emirates Key Figures
Population: 9.51 million
GDP growth rate: 1.69 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 106 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 19.8 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.73%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita is very high (the 7th highest worldwide in 2016) and represents 7.6 toe in 2018. Per capita electricity consumption is also very high, at 12.6 MWh in 2018 (9th highest in the World).

Total energy consumption has been decreasing since 2015 (-1.6%/year) and currently represents 72 Mtoe. However, it more than doubled between 2000 and 2015, when it ...


 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production has remained stable since 2015, around 180 Mt (181 Mt in 2018 or 4.0 mb/d); it increased rapidly by 5.8%/year between 2010 and 2015.

The country exports around 85% of its production, almost exclusively to Asia and the Pacific region (mainly to Japan).

There are currently five refineries in the UAE, representing a capacity of 1 290 kbl/d. The largest are located in ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The UAE targets to cover 44% of its energy consumption with renewables by 2050 (Energy Strategy 2050).

Abu Dhabi has set a goal of generating 7% of its electricity from renewables by 2020, while the share of renewables in Dubai's power mix is expected to reach 15% in 2030.

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

The UAE Government has set a GHG emission reduction target of 15% by 2021 to respect one of the goals of the UAE Vision 2021, and a target of 70% by 2050 in the Energy Strategy 2050. UAE's NDC does not specify quantitative reduction targets.

CO2 emissions from energy use increased rapidly until 2016 (5.2%/year since 2000), and have been decreasing slightly since then ...

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