Access to Electricity (As % of Population) rose to 84.1% in Afghanistan in 2016

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) (%)
Energy & Utility | Afghanistan | February 01, 2019
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Access to electricity as a share of population reached 84.1 % in 2016 in Afghanistan, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 17.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, access to electricity as a share of population in Afghanistan reached an all time high of 89.5 % in 2014 and an all time low of 0.010 % in 1990. When compared to Afghanistan's main peers, access to electricity as a share of population in Iran amounted to 100 %, 99.1 % in Pakistan, 100 % in Tajikistan and 100 % in Turkmenistan in 2016.

Afghanistan has been ranked 127th within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of access to electricity as a share of population, 23 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
Afghanistan % 42.7% 43.2% 69.1% 67.3% 89.5%
China % 99.7% 99.7% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0%
India % 76.3% 67.6% 79.9% 79.6% 81.2%
Iran % 99.1% 99.3% 99.6% 99.8% 100%
Iraq % 98.5% 98.0% 99.3% 99.4% 99.7%
Kazakhstan % 99.6% 99.8% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0%
Kyrgyzstan % 99.0% 99.6% 99.8% 99.7% 99.8%
Pakistan % 89.8% 91.4% 92.9% 93.6% 96.0%
Tajikistan % 99.5% 99.6% 99.1% 99.9% 100.0%
Turkmenistan % 100% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Uzbekistan % 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100% 100%