Malawi: Access to electricity

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 Malawi

Access to electricity, percent of the population

 Latest value 14.19
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1992 - 2021
 Average 7.34
 Min - Max 1.55 - 18.02
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1992 to 2021. The average value for Malawi during that period was 7.34 percent with a minimum of 1.55 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 18.02 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2021 is 14.19 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
Malawi - Access to electricity - recent values

Historical chart
Malawi - Access to electricity - historical chart - 1992-2021




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


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 Gasoline prices 1.15 2016 dollars
 Diesel prices 1.14 2016 dollars
 Share of clean energy 75.17 2021 percent
 Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 1,640 2020 kt
 Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita 0.08 2020 metric tons
 Greenhouse gas emissions 11,982 2020 kt of CO2 equivalent
 Natural resources income 4.22 2021 percent
 Oil revenue 0.00 2021 percent
 Natural gas revenue 0.00 2021 percent
 Access to electricity 14.19 2021 percent
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