Nigeria: Electricity consumption

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 Nigeria

Electricity consumption, billion kilowatthours

 Latest value 26.60
 Year 2021
 Measure billion kilowatthours
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 14.44
 Min - Max 4.69 - 27.96
 Source The U.S. Energy Information Administration
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 14.44 billion kilowatthours with a minimum of 4.69 billion kilowatthours in 1980 and a maximum of 27.96 billion kilowatthours in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 26.6 billion kilowatthours. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 190 countries is 133.23 billion kilowatthours. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Nigeria - Electricity consumption - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - Electricity consumption - historical chart - 1980-2021




Definition: Total Electricity Net Consumption = total net electricity generation + electricity imports - electricity exports – electricity transmission and distribution losses.
Net consumption excludes the energy consumed by the generating units.


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