Access to Electricity (As % of Population) rose to 42.9% in Ethiopia in 2016

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) (%)
Energy & Utility | Ethiopia | February 01, 2019
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Access to electricity as a share of population reached 42.9 % in 2016 in Ethiopia, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 28.4 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, access to electricity as a share of population in Ethiopia reached an all time high of 42.9 % in 2016 and an all time low of 0.010 % in 1990. When compared to Ethiopia's main peers, access to electricity as a share of population in Eritrea amounted to 46.7 %, 56.0 % in Kenya, 29.9 % in Somalia and 38.5 % in Sudan in 2016.

Ethiopia has been ranked 151st within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of access to electricity as a share of population, 8 places above 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
Chad % 6.40% 6.64% 7.07% 7.50% 7.94%
Djibouti % 53.3% 53.0% 54.6% 52.5% 52.3%
Egypt % 99.6% 99.9% 99.7% 100.0% 99.8%
Eritrea % 39.7% 40.9% 42.0% 43.2% 44.3%
Ethiopia % 25.0% 23.0% 28.4% 30.0% 27.2%
Kenya % 19.2% 29.0% 30.3% 31.6% 36.0%
Somalia % 20.4% 21.9% 23.5% 25.1% 26.7%
South Sudan % 1.50% 3.92% 4.91% 5.92% 6.92%
Sudan % 35.5% 36.0% 36.5% 37.0% 44.9%
Tanzania % 14.8% 14.2% 15.3% 16.4% 18.9%
Uganda % 14.8% 14.6% 16.2% 13.9% 20.4%
Yemen % 63.1% 64.5% 65.9% 75.6% 66.1%