Denmark

2017 Denmark Key Figures
Population: 5.77 million
GDP growth rate: 2.28 %/year
Energy independence: 92.9%
Total consumption/GDP:* 80.9 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 5.45 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 5.96%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Denmark's consumption per capita is slightly lower than the EU average at 3 toe/cap (-6.5%) and around 5 600 kWh/cap of electricity in 2017.

Total energy consumption, which increased by 2.7%/year between 2015 and 2017 (17 Mtoe), is estimated to have remained stable (+0.2%) in 2018. It was stable at around 19 Mtoe between 2000 and 2010, but declined by 3.7%/year between 2010 and ...

Denmark energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production has been on a downward trend since 2004, decreasing by an average of 8.4%/year until 2017, when it reached 6.7 Mt. In 2018, it fell by 15% to 5.7 Mt (decline in field recovery). Oil production took off in the eighties and tripled between 1990 and 2000, reaching 18 Mt in 2000. It then remained stable at around 18-19 Mt until 2004.

Crude oil exports are following the ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption declined regularly at a pace of 2.7%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2014, and remained stable until 2016. It rose by 3% to 5.8 Mt in 2017 by 0.9% in 2018. Transport absorbs 2/3 of oil product consumption (2017).

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2017, %)

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption fell by 36% between 2010 and 2014 (-10%/year) and has remained stable since then at around 3.1 bcm until 2017. According to preliminary statistics, it dipped by nearly 2.8% in 2018.

In 2017, the oil and gas industry accounted for 32% of gas consumption, followed by the residential, services and agriculture sectors (29%), and industry (22%). The remainder (17%) is used ...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption is almost exclusively used by the power sector (92% in 2017). It has been falling rapidly since 2006, from almost 10 Mt to 2.7 Mt in 2017, with the surge in wind power generation and conversions of coal-fired power units to biomass. According to preliminary statistics, coal consumption increased slightly in 2018 (+2.4%).

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION ...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption, which declined by 1.1%/year between 2006 and 2015, has remained broadly stable at around 32 TWh since then. It increased slightly in 2018 (+0.6%) according to preliminary statistics.

Services and the residential sector were the two largest consumers of electricity consumption in 2017, with 32% each, followed by industry (26%).

Graph: ELECTRICITY ...

Renewable in % electricity production

According to the 2012 Energy Agreement, Denmark aims to more than double its wind power generation to half of electricity consumption and raise the share of renewables to more than 35% of final energy consumption in 2020 (compared to 30% set in the 2010 National Renewable Energy Action Plan). In 2017, Denmark already covered nearly 36% of its final consumption with renewables, including 60% ...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Denmark fulfilled its Kyoto commitment to reduce its GHG emissions by 21%, since in 2012 emissions were 23% below their 1990 level. In 2017, GHG emissions were 29% below, at 51 Mt. As all EU members, Denmark has a binding 40% GHG emission reduction target for 2030 in its NDC; that is, however less ambitious than its national targets.

According to the Danish Climate and Energy Policy, ...

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