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

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

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 173rd within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of access to electricity as a share of population, 3 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
Angola % 33.5% 34.6% 35.8% 37.0% 32.0%
Botswana % 47.8% 53.2% 52.1% 54.2% 56.4%
Cameroon % 52.9% 53.7% 55.2% 56.4% 56.8%
Central African Republic % 9.80% 11.0% 11.6% 12.2% 12.8%
Chad % 6.40% 6.64% 7.07% 7.50% 7.94%
Congo % 42.5% 44.8% 41.6% 49.5% 51.9%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 12.8% 13.5% 15.4% 15.0% 13.5%
Gabon % 84.9% 86.0% 89.3% 86.4% 89.2%
Namibia % 45.4% 46.4% 47.5% 47.4% 49.6%
Sudan % 35.5% 36.0% 36.5% 37.0% 44.9%
Tanzania % 14.8% 14.2% 15.3% 16.4% 18.9%
Zambia % 22.0% 24.3% 24.9% 25.5% 27.9%
Zimbabwe % 36.1% 36.9% 36.7% 37.1% 32.3%