Access to Electricity (As % of Population) rose to 87.4% in World in 2016

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) (%)
Energy & Utility | World | May 18, 2019
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Access to electricity as a share of population reached 87.4 % in 2016 in World, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 0.37 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, access to electricity as a share of population in World reached an all time high of 87.4 % in 2016 and an all time low of 71.4 % in 1990. When compared to World's main peers, access to electricity as a share of population in China amounted to 100 %, 100 % in Germany, 100 % in Japan and 100 % in USA in 2016.

World has been ranked 121st within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of access to electricity as a share of population, 8 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
Austria % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Belgium % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Canada % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
China % 99.7% 99.7% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0%
France % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Germany % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
India % 76.3% 67.6% 79.9% 79.6% 81.2%
Japan % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mexico % 99.2% 99.2% 99.1% 99.7% 99.2%
Poland % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Russia % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
South Korea % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
USA % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
World % 83.5% 82.5% 85.1% 85.2% 85.7%