Is final energy consumption decreasing in the transport sector in Europe?

Policy Question
Indicator codes: ENER 016

Key messages

(29 Mar 2012)

Between 1990 and 2007, the final energy consumption in the EU-27 increased by 8.4 % at an annual average rate of 0.5%. Transport remains the sector with the fastest growing energy consumption (34.4% over the period) followed by services (21.1% over the period). Over the same period, the household final energy consumption increased by about 8.0% while the final consumption in industry fell by 11.7 %. Between 2006 and 2007, the EU-27 final energy consumption decreased by 1.5 % mainly due to significant reductions in the households (6.6 %) and services (4.6%) sectors. In transport and industry final energy consumption actually increased between 2006 and 2007 by 1.6% and 1% respectively. On average, one person in the EU-27 used 2.3 tonnes of oil equivalent to meet the energy needs in 2007.

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