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France energy report

France 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 France energy market data.

France energy report
Update: June, 2018
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 44 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


France energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in France. 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 2017 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

    The General Directorate for Energy and Climate (DGEC) of the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition (MEIT) is responsible for the development and implementation of France's energy policy.

    The Energy Regulation Commission (CRE) regulates the electricity and gas markets.

    In 2016, the Ministry released its 7-year energy plan, PPE 2016 (Programmation Pluriannuelle de ...

  • Energy Supply


    France has depleted its natural gas and oil reserves. Coal reserves are low and have high extraction costs, and hydroelectric sources are already heavily exploited. However, its subsoil is estimated to be rich in shale gas, with resources believed to represent half of the total European shale gas resources.

  • Energy Prices


    A reduced VAT rate of 5.5% is applied on the subscription part of households electricity bills.

    The electricity price in France is 20% below the EU average for households and for industry, and is 45% and 25% lower, respectively, than in Germany. This is the result of the importance of nuclear and hydro in the power mix. Over the past ten years, electricity prices have increased by 43% ...

  • Energy Consumption

    Consumption per capita stood at 3.6 toe in 2017 and is 20% above the EU average. Electricity consumption per capita is 16% higher than the EU average due to the high penetration of electric heating (6 600 kWh in 2017).


    Total energy consumption has been decreasing by an average of 0.9%/year since its peak levels in 2005 ...

  • Issues & Prospects

    According to PPE 2016, the total energy consumption in the reference case is planned to decrease by 22% between 2012 and 2023, with consumption reductions of 37% for coal, 23% for oil and 16% for gas. Final energy consumption is planned to shrink by 12.6% 1.2%/year, of which nearly two thirds will come from the residential-tertiary sector (-18%) and the remaining third (-11.5%) from ...

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

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Map of natural gas infrastructure
  • GRAPH 6: Gasoline & diesel prices (€/l)
  • GRAPH 7: Electricity prices for industry and households (€c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 8: Gas prices for industry and households (€c/kWh GCV)
  • GRAPH 9: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 10: Total consumption market share by energy (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 11: Final consumption market share by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 12: Oil consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 13: Oil consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 14: Electricity consumption (TWh)
  • GRAPH 15: Electricity consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 16: Natural gas consumption (bcm)
  • GRAPH 17: Gas consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 18: Coal consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 19: Coal consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)

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

2017 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.
  • France Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the France 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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