Final energy consumption by sector and fuel in Europe

Indicator Assessment
Prod-ID: IND-16-en
Also known as: ENER 016
Created 14 Nov 2019 Published 31 Jan 2020 Last modified 31 Jan 2020
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Final energy consumption in the 28 EU Member States was 5.7 % lower in 2017 than in 2005, mainly due to reductions in the industry sector. Preliminary data suggests that this trend continues in 2018. Still, final energy consumption increased for all fuel types in the EU between 2016 and 2017. In 2017, the EU's final energy consumption rose for the first time in 7 years above the indicative trajectory set by the EEA to monitor progress towards the 2020 energy efficiency targets. A trend which is expected to continue also in 2018. Therefore, achieving the 2020 targets is increasingly uncertain.

Key messages

  • Final energy consumption in the 28 EU Member States was 5.7 % lower in 2017 than in 2005, mainly due to reductions in the industry sector. Preliminary data suggests that this trend continues in 2018.
  • Still, final energy consumption increased for all fuel types in the EU between 2016 and 2017.
  • In 2017, the EU's final energy consumption rose for the first time in 7 years above the indicative trajectory set by the EEA to monitor progress towards the 2020 energy efficiency targets. A trend which is expected to continue also in 2018. Therefore, achieving the 2020 targets is increasingly uncertain.

Is final energy consumption decreasing in Europe?

Final energy consumption by fuel type and sector

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Final energy consumption and linear trajectory level to reach 2020 target

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