Rise in the share of electricity in China's final energy consumption since 2010.
Global electrification of the final consumption continues to follow an increasing trend, reaching 20.4% in 2021 (+1 point compared to 2019).
In 2021, the share of electricity in global final consumption increased by 0.2 points, reaching 20.4%. The share of electricity in final consumption has been progressing rapidly since 2010 at +0.29 points per year in average, as an increasing share of electricity is used in industry, residential and services sectors, and more recently, in the road transport sector with the development of electric vehicles. Some countries have experienced a strong growth in the share of electricity in final energy consumption, such as China (+10 points since 2010, including +1.6 point in 2021 alone), which is seeking to reduce its dependence on coal by promoting renewables, Indonesia (+7.2 points since 2010, due to a lower use of biomass), or India (+4.4 points since 2010). The share of electricity in final energy consumption has also increased significantly since 2010 in Mexico, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia, whereas it declined in South Africa and in Russia to a lesser extent. The share of electricity in final consumption is particularly high in Norway and Sweden, which benefit from large hydro resources (47% and 33%, respectively).
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