Primary energy consumption by sector - United States 1975-2018

The statistic represents primary energy consumption in the United States between 1975 and 2018, by sector. In 2018, approximately 6.9 quadrillion British thermal units of primary energy were consumed by the U.S. residential sector.

U.S. primary energy consumption from 1975 to 2018, by sector

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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

1975 to 2018

Supplementary notes

According to the source, figures for the commercial sector include data for commercial combined-heat-and-power (CHP) and commercial electricity-only plants; the industrial sector includes industrial combined-heat-and-power (CHP) and industrial electricity-only plants; the electric power sector includes electricity-only and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants within the NAICS 22 category whose primary business is to sell electricity, or electricity and heat, to the public.

* Through 1988, data are for electric utilities only. Beginning in 1989, data are for electric utilities and independent power producers.

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