2016 Vietnam Key Figures
Population: 92.7 million
GDP growth rate: 6.21 %/year
Energy independence: 85.1%
Total consumption/GDP:* 99.7 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.96 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 9.49%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per capita is low, at 0.85 toe and 1 700 kWh for electricity (2016).

Since 2000 total energy consumption has increased at the significant rate of 6.5%/year, reaching 79 Mtoe in 2016. The share of coal is growing rapidly, from 15% in 2000 to 36% in 2016. Biomass (wood and waste) still plays an important role, although its market share has fallen steadily (20% in 2016 ...

Vietnam energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production increased rapidly until 2000, when it reached 16.6 Mt (2.7 Mt in 1990). Since then it has fluctuated around 15-18 Mt (15 Mt in 2016). In 2016, Vietnam exported 9 Mt of crude oil and imported 14.8 Mt of oil products.

Oil production started in 1986 in the offshore oil field of Bach Ho (White Tiger). The production of that 12.5 Mt/year field has been falling since 2001. A ...

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

In 2016, the Government approved the Vietnam Renewable Energy Development Strategy to 2030 with an outlook up to 2050, which aims to prioritise renewable energy, especially biomass, biogas, wind and solar. The government will promote onshore wind power until 2030 and study potential offshore developments as of 2030. Solar power development will be focused on islands, borders and remote ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Vietnam submitted its First Nationally Determined Contribution report (NDC) in 2016, reaffirming its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 8% (compared to the business as usual scenario) by 2030, i.e. by about 787 MtCO2eq. This figure could increase to 25% if international support is provided. Vietnam will focus on transport, agriculture and land use to reduce GHG ...

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