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Australia energy report

Australia energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Australia energy market data.

Australia energy report
Update: July, 2019
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 44 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Australia energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Australia. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2018 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    Australia is a constitutional monarchy with a federal division of powers. The country is made up of six states and two territories. The three most important states are New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, which account for around ¾ of the GDP. Energy is a field of competence shared between the Federal Government (offshore exploitation, gas, and electricity interconnections between ...

  • Energy Supply


    Australia has vast energy resources.

    It has 68 Gt of proven economic coal reserves, to which are added 77 Gt of lignite. Coal reserves under active development account for 28 Gt and are concentrated in two states: 37% in New South Wales (primarily steam coal) and 60% in Queensland (coking coal). Lignite resources are located in the State of Victoria.

    At 3 200 bcm, the country's ...

  • Energy Prices


    The electricity price for households is similar to the OECD average. Household electricity prices more than doubled between 2009 and 2013 and then decreased until 2016 when they increased again. In 2018, industry paid US$16.1c/kWh for electricity, whereas households paid US$25.0c/kWh on average. In 2017, the government unveiled new measures for reducing electricity prices; such measures ...

  • Energy Consumption

    Per capita energy consumption is around 40% higher than the average of OECD countries, at 5.3 toe. Per capita electricity consumption is 9.3 MWh (2018).

    Total energy consumption remained roughly stable between 2008 and 2015 and increased by 1.8%/year since 2015 to reach 132 Mtoe in 2018.

    Oil and coal (including lignite) dominate energy consumption with a similar market share ...

  • Issues & Prospects

    According to the forecasts published in 2014 by the Australian Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE), total primary energy consumption is projected to grow by around 1%/year over the period 2015-2050. The share of coal in primary energy consumption is projected to fall from 27% in 2013 to 23% by 2050. Oil will remain an important energy source at 45%, and gas at 26%. Renewable ...

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In the Australia market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Gas prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh GCV)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total consumption market share by energy (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final consumption market share by sector (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 11: Oil consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 12: Oil consumption breakdown by sector (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 13: Electricity consumption (TWh)
  • GRAPH 14: Electricity consumption breakdown by sector (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 15: Natural gas consumption (bcm)
  • GRAPH 16: Gas consumption breakdown by sector (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 17: Coal consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 18: Coal consumption breakdown by sector (2018, %)

In the Australia market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.
  • Infrastructure Projects: Covers power plant projects by energy, technology, status and operator, Gas plant projects by status and operator and LNG contracts.

The Australia market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2018 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Australia Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Australia energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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