Access to Electricity (As % of Population) fell to 57.0% in Myanmar in 2016

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) (%)
Energy & Utility | Myanmar | February 01, 2019
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Access to electricity as a share of population reached 57.0 % in 2016 in Myanmar, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 5.77 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, access to electricity as a share of population in Myanmar reached an all time high of 60.5 % in 2015 and an all time low of 35.7 % in 1990. When compared to Myanmar's main peers, access to electricity as a share of population in China amounted to 100 %, 84.5 % in India, 87.1 % in Laos and 100 % in Thailand in 2016.

Myanmar has been ranked 142nd within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of access to electricity as a share of population, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Access to electricity is the percentage of the population with access to electricity.

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Bangladesh % 55.3% 59.6% 60.9% 61.5% 62.4%
Cambodia % 31.1% 38.8% 41.0% 43.2% 56.1%
China % 99.7% 99.7% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0%
India % 76.3% 67.6% 79.9% 79.6% 81.2%
Japan % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Laos % 70.2% 70.0% 76.4% 78.6% 81.5%
Malaysia % 99.3% 99.6% 99.8% 99.9% 100.0%
Myanmar % 48.8% 52.6% 53.5% 54.4% 52.0%
Pakistan % 89.8% 91.4% 92.9% 93.6% 96.0%
Russia % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Sri Lanka % 85.3% 87.8% 88.8% 90.2% 92.2%
Thailand % 99.7% 98.7% 99.1% 99.9% 100.0%
USA % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Vietnam % 97.6% 99.0% 100% 100% 99.2%