South Africa Coal Usage/Consumption 1971-2022

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
  • South Africa coal usage/consumption for 2015 was 92.71%, a 0.39% decline from 2014.
  • South Africa coal usage/consumption for 2014 was 93.10%, a 0.64% decline from 2013.
  • South Africa coal usage/consumption for 2013 was 93.74%, a 0.89% decline from 2012.
  • South Africa coal usage/consumption for 2012 was 94.63%, a 0.83% increase from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Electricity from Coal
Botswana 96.36%
South Africa 92.71%
Serbia 72.43%
Kazakhstan 71.57%
China 70.31%
Bosnia 63.98%
North Macedonia 58.36%
Montenegro 50.35%
Bulgaria 46.21%
Malaysia 42.28%
Mauritius 39.44%
Turkey 29.10%
Romania 27.64%
Guatemala 21.36%
Thailand 19.45%
Russia 14.82%
Dominican Republic 12.86%
Colombia 11.85%
Mexico 10.87%
Brazil 4.72%
Peru 0.84%
Namibia 0.46%
Iran 0.16%
Paraguay 0.00%
Venezuela 0.00%
Gabon 0.00%
Libya 0.00%
Ecuador 0.00%
Lebanon 0.00%
Turkmenistan 0.00%
Belarus 0.00%
Algeria 0.00%
Jordan 0.00%
Suriname 0.00%
Cuba 0.00%
Jamaica 0.00%
Azerbaijan 0.00%
Costa Rica 0.00%
Iraq 0.00%
Armenia 0.00%
Albania 0.00%
South Africa Coal Usage/Consumption - Historical Data
Year % of Electricity from Coal Annual Change
2015 92.71% -0.39%
2014 93.10% -0.64%
2013 93.74% -0.89%
2012 94.63% 0.83%
2011 93.80% -0.46%
2010 94.26% 0.16%
2009 94.10% -0.17%
2008 94.27% -0.50%
2007 94.77% 0.06%
2006 94.71% 0.07%
2005 94.64% 0.69%
2004 93.94% -0.16%
2003 94.10% 0.80%
2002 93.30% -0.45%
2001 93.75% 0.68%
2000 93.06% -0.07%
1999 93.13% 0.74%
1998 92.40% -0.44%
1997 92.84% -0.57%
1996 93.41% 0.00%
1995 93.41% -0.45%
1994 93.86% -1.87%
1993 95.73% 1.75%
1992 93.98% 0.66%
1991 93.32% -0.96%
1990 94.28% 2.82%
1989 91.46% 0.21%
1988 91.26% -3.55%
1987 94.80% 1.95%
1986 92.85% -2.92%
1985 95.77% -0.88%
1984 96.65% -2.83%
1983 99.47% 0.35%
1982 99.13% 0.61%
1981 98.52% -0.44%
1980 98.96% 0.26%
1979 98.71% 0.98%
1978 97.73% 0.16%
1977 97.56% -0.04%
1976 97.60% -0.91%
1975 98.50% 0.13%
1974 98.37% -0.10%
1973 98.47% -0.13%
1972 98.60% -1.20%
1971 99.80% -1.20%