(measure: billion kilowatthours; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Africa: Electricity consumption, billion kilowatthours
, 1980 - 2019:
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1980 to 2019. The average value for South Africa during that period was 172 billion kilowatthours with a minimum of 85.52 billion kilowatthours in 1980 and a maximum of 220.42 billion kilowatthours in 2007.
The latest value from 2019 is 210.3 billion kilowatthours. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 58
countries is 216.84 billion kilowatthours.
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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.