Austria

2015 Austria Key Figures
Population: 8.60 million
GDP growth rate: 0.88 %/year
Energy independence: 36.4%
Total consumption/GDP:* 87.6 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 7.40 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 4.97%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

In 2015, Austria's energy consumption per capita was 3.8 toe, which is 23% higher than the EU average. The country's electricity consumption stands at 7 500 kWh, i.e. 36% above the EU average.

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

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Austria energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production is stable at around 0.9 Mt, and covers less than 10% of the country's needs. In 2015, Austria imported 8.1 Mt of crude oil, mainly from Kazakhstan (27%), Libya (11%), Azerbaijan (10%) and Algeria (10%), almost all imported by pipeline from Trieste to the Schwechat refinery....

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption decreased by an average of 2.1%/year between 2005 and 2014, bringing it to its lowest level since 1996, at 11 Mt in 2014. Oil consumption rebounded by 1% in 2015, driven by the transport sector (+2%).

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

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EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption increased at a quite regular pace of 3%/year between 1990 and 2005. It then decreased by 21% until 2014 before rebounding by 6.7% in 2015 to 8.4 bcm, at a level comparable to that of the year 2000.

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)

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EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption fell by 37% between 2003 and 2014 before rebounding by 7.5% in 2015 to 4.8 Mt.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

In 2015, power plants consumed 33% of the country's coal...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption increased slowly since the 2009 recession between 2010 and 2014 (0.5%/year), but increased by 2% in 2015. It grew by 2.7%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2007, driven by the growth in industry.

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

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Renewable in % electricity production

The national target to increase the share of renewable energies in final consumption to 34% by 2020 has almost been achieved 6 years ahead as the share is 33% at end-2015 (according to EU definition), up from 24% in 2005.

The renewable energy sector is governed by the Green...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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