South Africa

The energy sector in South Africa accounts for about 15% of the country’s GDP. The country has an abundance of low-cost coal. Natural gas and crude oil production is limited and the bulk of the country’s crude is imported. South Africa also has large uranium reserves. Renewable energy currently plays a limited part in the overall energy sector.

The energy sector of South Africa is dominated by coal, which accounted for 66.6% of the total primary energy consumption in the country during 2010. Crude oil accounted for 18.5% and natural gas accounted for 3.1% of the primary energy consumption in the country. Electricity accounted for 11.8% of the total primary energy consumption in 2010.

 

(from GlobalData)