Malawi Electricity Access 1992-2022

Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.
  • Malawi electricity access for 2019 was 11.20%, a 6.82% decline from 2018.
  • Malawi electricity access for 2018 was 18.02%, a 5.32% increase from 2017.
  • Malawi electricity access for 2017 was 12.70%, a 1.7% increase from 2016.
  • Malawi electricity access for 2016 was 11.00%, a 0.2% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Population
Tajikistan 99.64%
Afghanistan 97.70%
Nepal 89.90%
Syrian Arab Republic 89.32%
Comoros 84.05%
Yemen 72.75%
Senegal 70.40%
Gambia 59.92%
Togo 52.44%
Eritrea 50.39%
North Korea 49.37%
Ethiopia 48.27%
Mali 48.02%
Haiti 45.37%
Guinea 42.42%
Uganda 41.30%
Zimbabwe 41.09%
Benin 40.32%
Rwanda 37.78%
Tanzania 37.70%
Somalia 36.03%
Guinea-Bissau 31.04%
Mozambique 29.62%
Liberia 27.65%
Madagascar 26.91%
Sierra Leone 22.70%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 19.10%
Niger 18.77%
Burkina Faso 18.38%
Central African Republic 14.30%
Malawi 11.20%
Burundi 11.06%
Chad 8.40%
South Sudan 6.72%
Malawi Electricity Access - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2019 11.20% -6.82%
2018 18.02% 5.32%
2017 12.70% 1.70%
2016 11.00% 0.20%
2015 10.80% -1.10%
2014 11.90% 2.90%
2013 9.00% 1.60%
2012 7.40% -0.20%
2011 7.60% -1.10%
2010 8.70% 0.41%
2009 8.29% 0.39%
2008 7.90% 0.38%
2007 7.52% 3.87%
2006 3.65% -3.11%
2005 6.76% -0.14%
2004 6.90% 0.70%
2003 6.20% 0.64%
2002 5.56% 0.42%
2001 5.14% 0.34%
2000 4.80% 0.63%
1999 4.17% 0.48%
1998 3.70% 0.48%
1997 3.22% 0.48%
1996 2.74% 0.47%
1995 2.27% 0.47%
1994 1.80% 0.47%
1993 1.33% -1.87%
1992 3.20% -1.87%