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Egypt and South Africa collectively accounted for half the electricity generated in Africa in 2022
South Africa and Egypt generated 239 terawatt-hours (TWh) and 201 TWh of electricity, respectively, in 2022, accounting for a combined 50% of Africa's 881 TWh. These countries, along with Algeria, Morocco, and Nigeria, accounted for 68% of the continent's total. Despite being one of Africa's largest economies and having the continent's largest population, Nigeria's electricity generation has historically been lower than its potential.

African countries accounted for about 3% of the electricity generated globally in 2022
About 28,844 TWh of electricity was generated globally in 2022. Driven by industrial growth and large populations in countries like China and India, Asian countries collectively accounted for 56%. North America and Europe followed, with 5,432 TWh and 4,731 TWh, respectively. Africa generated less than 900 TWh, with key contributions from South Africa and Egypt. Oceania, primarily led by Australia, produced 330 TWh.

Nigeria's electricity revenue has nearly quadrupled since 2015, growing from ₦279 billion to ₦1.07 trillion in 2023
Nigeria’s electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) generated ₦1.07 trillion revenue in 2023 — double 2020's amount and 3.8x that of 2015. From 2015 to 2023, revenue has grown from ₦279b to ₦1.07t, while customer base has increased by over 5m, from 7m to 12.1m.

Only 3 African countries had 100% access to electricity as of 2021
Only 8% of South Sudan's population had access to electricity as of 2021, representing Africa's lowest percentage. Although eight countries boasted between 90% and 100% access to electricity, more than 50% of the population of 24 other countries were without electricity.

Top ten states by the average cost of cooking gas as of October 2021
According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, Oyo State has the highest cost of 12.5kg of cooking gas as of October 2021.

The average price of cooking gas in Nigeria over a 24-month period
In October 2021, the average price of 12.5kg cooking gas in Nigeria increased by 62.76% in October 2021 compared to October 2020. Between August 2021 and October 2021, the price increased by 47%.


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