Primary energy consumption in selected European countries 2019

Of the selected countries shown, primary energy consumption was highest in Germany in 2019, at 13.14 exajoules. This was followed by France and the United Kingdom. Primary energy is energy taken directly from natural resources such as crude oil, coal and wind. This means primary energy can be either non-renewable or renewable.

Fossil fuel consumption highest

In 2019, primary energy consumption in the European Union derived mostly from fossil fuels, with natural gas consumption amounting to 16.90 exajoules. In comparison, the consumption of coal for primary energy has been in a steady decline, signaling a shift away from this energy source. The consumption of renewables has been increasing annually during this time period and amounted to 7.54 exajoules.

Global consumption

  Primary energy consumption is highest in Asia and Pacific, with consumption in this region amounting to slightly under 257.6 exajoules in 2019. Globally, China is the largest consumer of primary energy in the world and consumed 141.7 exajoules in the same year. This was approximately 24.3 percent of global consumption.

Primary energy consumption in selected countries in Europe in 2019

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June 2020



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Primary energy according to the source includes commercially-traded fuels, also including modern renewables used to generate electricity.

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