United Arab Emirates

2017 United Arab Emirates Key Figures
Population: 9.36 million
GDP growth rate: 0.53 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 112 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 19.5 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.60%
* 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 7.9 toe in 2017. Per capita electricity consumption is also very high, at 13 MWh in 2017 (9th highest in the World).

Total energy consumption more than doubled between 2000 and 2014, but has remained rather stable since then (74 Mtoe in 2017).


 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

In 2017, oil production reached 176 Mt (3.9 mb/d); it has been increasing on average by 4%/year since 2010, despite a sharp 4%decrease in 2017. The country exports around 65% 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 Abu ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

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

Abu Dhabi has set a goal of generating 7% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, while the share of renewables in Dubai's power mix is expected to reach 15% in 2030. Dubai also aims to cover 75% of its energy consumption with non-fossil energy sources by 2050 (25% by 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, by 6.5%/year from 2000 to 2012, and have been relatively stable since then.

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