Papua New Guinea Electricity Access 1996-2024

Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.
  • Papua New Guinea electricity access for 2021 was 20.92%, a 0.42% increase from 2020.
  • Papua New Guinea electricity access for 2020 was 20.50%, a 3.1% decline from 2019.
  • Papua New Guinea electricity access for 2019 was 23.60%, a 7% increase from 2018.
  • Papua New Guinea electricity access for 2018 was 16.60%, a 2.63% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Vietnam 100.00%
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Indonesia 99.21%
Bangladesh 98.99%
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Philippines 97.49%
Cabo Verde 95.52%
Pakistan 94.92%
Honduras 94.13%
Kiribati 92.83%
Ghana 86.30%
Nicaragua 86.29%
Micronesia 83.63%
Eswatini 82.90%
Cambodia 82.50%
Sao Tome and Principe 78.45%
Kenya 76.54%
Solomon Islands 76.35%
Myanmar 72.47%
Vanuatu 70.04%
Cameroon 65.45%
Djibouti 65.44%
Sudan 61.77%
Nigeria 59.50%
Lesotho 50.38%
Republic of Congo 49.66%
Angola 48.22%
Mauritania 47.70%
Zambia 46.69%
Papua New Guinea 20.92%
Papua New Guinea Electricity Access - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2021 20.92% 0.42%
2020 20.50% -3.10%
2019 23.60% 7.00%
2018 16.60% -2.63%
2017 19.23% 5.73%
2016 13.50% -4.91%
2015 18.41% 0.33%
2014 18.09% 0.29%
2013 17.79% 0.25%
2012 17.54% 0.22%
2011 17.33% -2.17%
2010 19.50% 2.30%
2009 17.20% 1.89%
2008 15.31% 0.41%
2007 14.89% 2.49%
2006 12.40% -1.72%
2005 14.12% 0.36%
2004 13.76% 0.34%
2003 13.42% 0.34%
2002 13.08% 0.34%
2001 12.74% 0.35%
2000 12.39% 5.96%
1999 6.43% 2.13%
1998 4.30% 2.14%
1997 2.16% -8.84%
1996 11.00% -8.84%