Total energy intensity, EU-25
Eurostat data was not available for a particular year for some EU-25 Member States. The European Commission&#39;s annual macroeconomic database (Ameco) was therefore used as an additional data source. GDP for the missing year is estimated on the basis of the annual growth rate from Ameco, the rate being applied to the latest available GDP from Eurostat. This method was used for the Czech Republic (1990-94), Hungary (1990), Poland (1990-94), Malta (1991-1998) and Germany (1990). For some other countries and particular years, however, GDP was not available from Eurosat or from Ameco. Few assumptions were made for the purpose of estimating the EU-25. For Estonia, GDP in 1990-92 is assumed constant and takes the value observed in 1993. For Slovakia, GDP in 1990-91 takes the value ffor 1992. For Malta, GDP in 1990 is assumed to be equal to GDP in 1991. These assumptions do not distort the trend observed for EU-25 GDP, since the latter three countries represent about 0.3-0.4% of EU-25 GDP. The graph covers the years from 1990 - 2002.