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Switzerland energy report

Switzerland 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 Switzerland energy market data.

Switzerland energy report
Update: November, 2019
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 36 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


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

    The CO2 tax has increased 8-fold since its implementation in 2008 and has reached the equivalent of 77€/t.

    The Swiss energy sector is highly decentralised and comprises three levels of organisation and decision-making: federal, cantonal and municipal. The federal State addresses energy issues at a national level such as carbon taxation, nuclear energy, energy efficiencies standards, ...

  • Energy Companies


    The electricity sector is highly fragmented, with 900 companies, the vast majority of which are publicly owned (more than 85% of the capital of power utilities is held by the cantons and towns). The three most important vertically integrated companies (Überlandwerke) are Alpiq, Axpo and BKW.

  • Energy Supply


    Hydroelectricity is the only national energy resource (125 TWh/year of economically exploitable resources).

  • Energy Prices


    Electricity prices rose after 2008 and stabilised between 2011 and 2014. The price rise recorded in 2015 (+18% for residential and +14% for industry) was mainly driven by distribution network charges and taxes. Since then, the prices shrunk by 3% and 6%, respectively, until 2018. For the first six months of 2019, electricity prices rose by 4% for residential and by 2% for industry.

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  • Energy Consumption

    Total energy consumption per capita is 2.8 toe, i.e. 11% below the European average, including 6 750 kWh/cap (20% higher than the European average) (2018).

    After dropping by 4%/year between 2013 and 2016, the total consumption increased slightly in 2017 and 2018 (1%/year) to 24 Mtoe in 2018.

    In PPP terms, Switzerland has the lowest energy intensity in Europe (behind Ireland and ...

  • Issues & Prospects

    The Energy Strategy 2050 aims for final average energy consumption per capita to drop by 16% by 2020, 43% by 2035 and by 54% by 2050. The share of electricity in final energy consumption is expected to increase from 25% in 2010 to 39% in 2050, while that of oil should drop from 52% in 2010 to 25% in 2050.

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In the Switzerland 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 (€/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (€c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Gas prices for industry and households (€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 Switzerland 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.

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