Final energy consumption by sector and fuel

Indicator Assessment
Indicator codes: CSI 027 , ENER 016
Created 31 Aug 2015 Published 21 Oct 2015 Last modified 21 Oct 2015, 02:03 PM
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Between 1990 and 2013, final energy consumption in the EU28 increased by 2.2%.  Between 2005 and 2013, final energy consumption decreased by 7.0% in the EU28. It was a result of decreased final  energy consumption in  industry, transport and households sectors, where final energy consumption  dropped by 15.4%, 5.7% and 3.2%, respectively.   In contrast, the services sector was the only sector where energy consumption increased, by a figure of 5.7% over the same period. The decrease in final energy consumption since 2005 was influenced by economic performance, structural changes in various end-use sectors, in particular industry, improvements in end-use efficiency and lower heat consumption due to favourable climatic conditions. In 2013, the EU28 was on track to meet its 2020 target for final energy consumption. Early estimates suggest that final energy consumption decreased by a further 3.4% in 2014 compared to 2013.  Final energy consumption in EEA countries increased by  6.2% between 1990 and 2013 and t his difference is caused by the increased energy consumption in Turkey (115%) and Norway (17%). B etween 2005 and 2013, final energy consumption in EEA countries decreased by  5.0% and the largest contributor of this decrease was industry sector (13.1%).  On average, each person in the EEA countries used 2.0 tonnes of oil equivalent to meet their energy needs in 2013.

Key messages

Between 1990 and 2013, final energy consumption in the EU28 increased by 2.2%. Between 2005 and 2013, final energy consumption decreased by 7.0% in the EU28. It was a result of decreased final energy consumption in industry, transport and households sectors, where final energy consumption dropped by 15.4%, 5.7% and 3.2%, respectively. In contrast, the services sector was the only sector where energy consumption increased, by a figure of 5.7% over the same period. The decrease in final energy consumption since 2005 was influenced by economic performance, structural changes in various end-use sectors, in particular industry, improvements in end-use efficiency and lower heat consumption due to favourable climatic conditions. In 2013, the EU28 was on track to meet its 2020 target for final energy consumption. Early estimates suggest that final energy consumption decreased by a further 3.4% in 2014 compared to 2013. 

Final energy consumption in EEA countries increased by 6.2% between 1990 and 2013 and this difference is caused by the increased energy consumption in Turkey (115%) and Norway (17%). Between 2005 and 2013, final energy consumption in EEA countries decreased by 5.0% and the largest contributor of this decrease was industry sector (13.1%). 

On average, each person in the EEA countries used 2.0 tonnes of oil equivalent to meet their energy needs in 2013.

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Final energy consumption by sector

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Final energy consumption of petroleum products by sector

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Final energy consumption of electricity by sector

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Final energy consumption of natural gas by sector

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Final energy consumption of solid fuel by sector

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Final energy consumption by fuel type

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Member states progress towards indicative national energy efficiency targets for 2020

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