Benin: Access to electricity

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 Benin

Access to electricity, percent of the population

 Latest value 41.97
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1996 - 2021
 Average 29.69
 Min - Max 14.50 - 41.97
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Benin from 1996 to 2021. The average value for Benin during that period was 29.69 percent with a minimum of 14.5 percent in 1996 and a maximum of 41.97 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 41.97 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 196 countries is 86.41 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Benin - Access to electricity - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Benin - Access to electricity - historical chart - 1996-2021




Definition: Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gasoline prices 0.72 2016 dollars
 Diesel prices 0.72 2016 dollars
 Energy use per capita 403.91 2014 kilograms of oil equivalent
 Share of clean energy 46.20 2020 percent
 Energy use per $1000 GDP 140.06 2014 kilograms of oil equivalent
 Electricity from renewable sources, kWh 5.00 2015 million kWh
 Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 7,980 2020 kt
 Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita 0.63 2020 metric tons
 Greenhouse gas emissions 16,191 2020 kt of CO2 equivalent
 GDP per unit of energy 6.80 2014 GDP per kg of oil equivalent
 Energy imports 46.59 2014 percent
 Natural resources income 2.30 2021 percent
 Oil revenue 0.00 2021 percent
 Natural gas revenue 0.00 2021 percent
 Access to electricity 41.97 2021 percent
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