Access to Electricity (As % of Population) rose to 14.7% in Guinea Bissau in 2016

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) (%)
Energy & Utility | Guinea Bissau | March 11, 2019
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Access to electricity as a share of population reached 14.7 % in 2016 in Guinea Bissau, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 4.65 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, access to electricity as a share of population in Guinea Bissau reached an all time high of 17.2 % in 2014 and an all time low of 0.010 % in 1990. When compared to Guinea Bissau's main peers, access to electricity as a share of population in Gambia amounted to 47.8 %, 33.5 % in Guinea, 35.1 % in Mali and 64.5 % in Senegal in 2016.

Guinea Bissau has been ranked 175th within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of access to electricity as a share of population, 12 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
Algeria % 98.9% 99.0% 98.8% 99.1% 99.2%
Burkina Faso % 13.1% 15.7% 16.4% 17.1% 19.2%
Gambia % 40.2% 41.4% 42.7% 44.5% 45.2%
Guinea % 25.8% 26.8% 26.2% 28.9% 29.9%
Guinea Bissau % 6.00% 11.4% 12.1% 12.7% 17.2%
Liberia % 5.15% 4.10% 8.60% 9.80% 9.40%
Mali % 25.4% 27.0% 25.6% 30.2% 31.8%
Mauritania % 32.7% 34.1% 35.6% 37.1% 38.8%
Niger % 12.7% 14.3% 14.4% 14.4% 15.0%
Senegal % 54.2% 56.5% 57.2% 57.0% 61.0%
Sierra Leone % 11.5% 14.2% 15.2% 13.5% 16.0%