Premium
Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Average U.S. retail prices of electricity between 1998 and 2016, by sector (in cents per kilowatt hour)*

Exclusive Premium Statistic

Average retail electricity price in the U.S. by sector 1998-2016 The statistic represents the average retail price of electricity in the United States between 1998 and 2016, by sector. In 2005, the average retail price of residential electricity was 9.45 cents per kilowatt hour.
A ranking of the global electricity prices in select countries can be found here.

Electricity market – additional information

As shown in the statistic above, the average retail price of electricity in the United States keeps rising. Rates typically vary for residential, commercial and industrial customers. During the last few decades, retail prices of electricity in the U.S. experienced increases in the residential, commercial and industrial sector.

The electricity industry of the United States is the world’s second largest producer and consumer of electricity. In 2014, the electric utility industry generated approximately 393 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. While the total end use of electricity was over 3.8 trillion kilowatt hours in 2014. Almost 18 percent of the global primary energy has been consumed in the United States in the same year. The electricity market in the United States is led by electric co-operatives, municipal systems and shareholder-owned electric utilities. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there were more than 804 municipal electric utilities counted in 2014, followed by 773 cooperative electricity providers.

Electricity prices vary widely from country to country, depending on the source of electricity as well as government and industry regulations. In 2015, Italy was among the top three countries with the highest electricity prices – Italian electricity users paid an average of 15.7 U.S. dollar cents per kilowatt hour. The United States were ranked eight, with prices amounting to approximately 9.43 U.S. dollar cents per kilowatt hour. Over the past several years, the amount of generated electricity in the United States remained stable at approximately 4 trillion kilowatt hours, whereas, the global electricity generation seems to be growing.
Show more
Exclusive Premium statistic

Get a Premium Account for unrestrained access.
Benefits of our Premium membership:

  • Access to all Premium statistics
  • Download as XLS, PNG and PDF
  • Detailed source and background information
Premium Account
$49 per month*
(billed annually)
*Single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

View price details

ResidentialCommercial**Industrial**
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
ResidentialCommercial**Industrial**
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
Exclusive Premium statistic

Get a Premium Account for unrestrained access.
Benefits of our Premium membership:

  • Access to all Premium statistics
  • Download as XLS, PNG and PDF
  • Detailed source and background information
Premium Account
$49 per month*
(billed annually)
*Single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

View price details

© Statista 2018

Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
The statistic represents the average retail price of electricity in the United States between 1998 and 2016, by sector. In 2005, the average retail price of residential electricity was 9.45 cents per kilowatt hour.
A ranking of the global electricity prices in select countries can be found here.

Electricity market – additional information

As shown in the statistic above, the average retail price of electricity in the United States keeps rising. Rates typically vary for residential, commercial and industrial customers. During the last few decades, retail prices of electricity in the U.S. experienced increases in the residential, commercial and industrial sector.

The electricity industry of the United States is the world’s second largest producer and consumer of electricity. In 2014, the electric utility industry generated approximately 393 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. While the total end use of electricity was over 3.8 trillion kilowatt hours in 2014. Almost 18 percent of the global primary energy has been consumed in the United States in the same year. The electricity market in the United States is led by electric co-operatives, municipal systems and shareholder-owned electric utilities. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there were more than 804 municipal electric utilities counted in 2014, followed by 773 cooperative electricity providers.

Electricity prices vary widely from country to country, depending on the source of electricity as well as government and industry regulations. In 2015, Italy was among the top three countries with the highest electricity prices – Italian electricity users paid an average of 15.7 U.S. dollar cents per kilowatt hour. The United States were ranked eight, with prices amounting to approximately 9.43 U.S. dollar cents per kilowatt hour. Over the past several years, the amount of generated electricity in the United States remained stable at approximately 4 trillion kilowatt hours, whereas, the global electricity generation seems to be growing.
Show more
Release date
March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1998 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* Prices are not adjusted for inflation.
** Commercial sector - figures through 2002 exclude public street and highway lighting, interdepartmental sales, and other sales to public authorities. Industrial sector - figures through 2002 exclude agriculture and irrigation.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Electricity in the United States"

  • Electricity generation and use
The most important statistics
  • Retail electricity prices
  • U.S. electricity industry
  • Major U.S. utilities

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Electricity in the United States

All Information
in one Presentation

Electricity in the United States

Everything On "Electricity in the United States" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics.
93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money

only

$588*

per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar