Access to Electricity (As % of Population) rose 4.44% to 17.1% in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2016

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) (%), 2016
Energy & Utility | Dem. Republic of the Congo | March 11, 2019
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Access to electricity as a share of population rose 4.44% to 17.1% in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2016, according to World Bank / EIA.

Historically, access to electricity as a share of population in Dem. Republic of the Congo reached an all time high of 17.1% in 2016 and an all time low of 0.010% in 1990. When compared to Dem. Republic of the Congo's main peers, access to electricity as a share of population in Angola amounted to 40.5%, 14.0% in Central African Republic, 56.6% in Congo and 27.2% in Zambia in 2016.

Dem. Republic of the Congo has been ranked 171st within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of access to electricity as a share of population, 3 places below the position seen 10 years ago.

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Angola % 35.7% 36.9% 32.0% 42.0% 40.7%
Botswana % 53.4% 53.7% 55.9% 58.1% 60.4%
Cameroon % 54.9% 56.2% 56.8% 58.7% 60.0%
Central African Republic % 16.0% 18.6% 21.2% 24.1% 27.1%
Chad % 7.49% 8.02% 8.59% 7.70% 10.4%
Congo % 41.6% 49.1% 52.4% 60.4% 60.7%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 15.4% 14.8% 13.5% 16.4% 17.4%
Gabon % 89.3% 86.4% 88.5% 89.6% 90.8%
Namibia % 46.5% 47.4% 48.7% 51.6% 49.7%
Sudan % 42.3% 43.3% 44.9% 49.4% 53.0%
Tanzania % 15.3% 16.4% 23.5% 26.5% 32.8%
Zambia % 27.2% 28.0% 27.9% 31.1% 35.3%
Zimbabwe % 44.0% 38.3% 32.3% 33.7% 39.9%