Access to Electricity (As % of Population) rose to 19.2% in Burkina Faso in 2016

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) (%)
Energy & Utility | Burkina Faso | February 01, 2019
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Access to electricity as a share of population reached 19.2 % in 2016 in Burkina Faso, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 3.76 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, access to electricity as a share of population in Burkina Faso reached an all time high of 19.2 % in 2014 and an all time low of 2.61 % in 1990. When compared to Burkina Faso's main peers, access to electricity as a share of population in Ghana amounted to 79.3 %, 64.3 % in Ivory Coast, 35.1 % in Mali and 16.2 % in Niger in 2016.

Burkina Faso has been ranked 172nd 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
Algeria % 98.9% 99.0% 98.8% 99.1% 99.2%
Benin % 34.2% 36.9% 38.4% 37.3% 34.1%
Burkina Faso % 13.1% 15.7% 16.4% 17.1% 19.2%
Chad % 6.40% 6.64% 7.07% 7.50% 7.94%
Ghana % 65.0% 64.1% 69.3% 70.7% 78.3%
Guinea % 25.8% 26.8% 26.2% 28.9% 29.9%
Ivory Coast % 58.0% 59.0% 55.8% 61.2% 61.9%
Liberia % 5.15% 4.10% 8.60% 9.80% 9.40%
Libya % 98.6% 98.5% 98.5% 98.5% 98.5%
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%
Togo % 30.8% 39.7% 39.3% 41.2% 45.7%