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EUROSTAT – Energy Consumption in the EU down to its early 1990s level; EU Energy Dependence at 53%

In 2013, gross inland energy consumption1, which reflects the energy necessary to satisfy inland consumption, amounted in the European Union (EU) to 1 666 million tonnes of oil equivalent2 (Mtoe), back to its early 1990s level and down by 9.1% compared to its peak of 1 832 Mtoe in 2006.

In 2013, nuclear energy (29%) accounted for the largest share of EU domestic production of energy, ahead of renewables (24%), solid fuels (20%), gas (17%), oil (9%) and non-renewable wastes (1%). In total, the EU produced 790 Mtoe of energy in 2013.

As a result, the EU was dependent3 on energy imports for slightly over a half (53%) of its consumption in 2013.

These figures are issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, and are complemented with a publication on energy saving in the EU.

The complete report can be downloaded here