Afghanistan Energy - 2023


SOURCE: 2023 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

Electricity access

electrification - total population: 97.7% (2021)

electrification - urban areas: 99.5% (2021)

electrification - rural areas: 97% (2021)

Electricity

installed generating capacity: 776,000 kW (2020 est.)

consumption: 5.913 billion kWh (2019 est.)

exports: 0 kWh (2019 est.)

imports: 4.912 billion kWh (2019 est.)

transmission/distribution losses: 61.6 million kWh (2019 est.)

comparison rankings: installed generating capacity 140; consumption 119; exports 131; imports 40; transmission/distribution losses 168

Electricity generation sources

fossil fuels: 15.9% of total installed capacity (2020 est.)

nuclear: 0% of total installed capacity (2020 est.)

solar: 5.1% of total installed capacity (2020 est.)

wind: 0% of total installed capacity (2020 est.)

hydroelectricity: 79.1% of total installed capacity (2020 est.)

tide and wave: 0% of total installed capacity (2020 est.)

geothermal: 0% of total installed capacity (2020 est.)

biomass and waste: 0% of total installed capacity (2020 est.)

Coal

production: 2.096 million metric tons (2020 est.)

consumption: 2.096 million metric tons (2020 est.)

exports: 0 metric tons (2020 est.)

imports: 0 metric tons (2020 est.)

proven reserves: 66 million metric tons (2019 est.)

Petroleum

total petroleum production: 0 bbl/day (2021 est.)

refined petroleum consumption: 24,300 bbl/day (2019 est.)

crude oil and lease condensate exports: 0 bbl/day (2018 est.)

crude oil and lease condensate imports: 0 bbl/day (2018 est.)

crude oil estimated reserves: 0 barrels (2021 est.)

Refined petroleum products - production

0 bbl/day (2015 est.)

Refined petroleum products - exports

0 bbl/day (2015 est.)

Refined petroleum products - imports

34,210 bbl/day (2015 est.)

Natural gas

production: 80.193 million cubic meters (2020 est.)

consumption: 80.193 million cubic meters (2020 est.)

exports: 0 cubic meters (2021 est.)

imports: 0 cubic meters (2021 est.)

proven reserves: 49.554 billion cubic meters (2021 est.)

Carbon dioxide emissions

7.893 million metric tonnes of CO2 (2019 est.)

from coal and metallurgical coke: 4.158 million metric tonnes of CO2 (2019 est.)

from petroleum and other liquids: 3.468 million metric tonnes of CO2 (2019 est.)

from consumed natural gas: 267,000 metric tonnes of CO2 (2019 est.)

Energy consumption per capita

3.227 million Btu/person (2019 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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