2018 Vietnam Key Figures
Population: 96.6 million
GDP growth rate: 7.08 %/year
Energy independence: 78.4%
Total consumption/GDP:* 95.5 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 2.30 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.16%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per capita is low, at 0.9 toe and 1 900 kWh for electricity in 2018 (vs 1.4 toe and 2 500 kWh on average in Asia).

Since 2000, total energy consumption has increased at the significant rate of 6.3%/year, reaching 87 Mtoe in 2018.

The share of coal is growing rapidly, from 15% in 2000 to 40% in 2018. Biomass still plays an important role, although its market ...

Vietnam energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production has been decreasing rapidly since 2015 (10%/year), reaching 13 Mt in 2018. It increased rapidly until 2000, when it reached 16.6 Mt (2.7 Mt in 1990), and then fluctuated around 15-18 Mt until 2015.

The Ca Tam offshore oilfield (with reserves of 4.3 Mt), in southern Vietnam, came into operation at the beginning of 2019. The country started oil production in 1986 in the ...

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. 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 areas where no electricity supply is possible.

Under the plan, the government targets ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Vietnam submitted its First Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) report in 2016, reaffirming its GHG emissions reduction unconditional target of 8% by 2030 compared to a BAU scenario (BAU projected to be 787 MtCO2eq). The reduction target 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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