South Africa South Africa: Electricity consumption per capita (kWh)

The data set "Electricity consumption per capita (kWh)" for South Africa contains data from the year 1971 until 2014.
Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.


This section displays the historical data as line chart.

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Electricity Daten

Data set Value
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Electricity consumption per capita (kWh)
Electricity exports (kWh) 15,040,000,000
Electricity imports (kWh) 11,890,000,000
Access to electricity (% of population) 84.2
Electricity production from oil, gas and coal sources (% of total) 93.1
Electric power transmission and distribution losses (% of output) 8.4
Time required to get electricity (days) 84.0
Delay in obtaining an electrical connection (days) 15.8
Capacity of power plants, total (megawatt) 48,094
Capacity of power plants, public (megawatt) 41,014
Capacity of power plants, self-producer (megawatt) 7,080

General data

Data set Value
Population, total 57,398,421
Area (sq. km) 1,219,090.0
Gross domestic product in exchange rates (US $) 349,419,343,614
Gross domestic product per capita (US $) 6,161
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