2013 France Key Figures
Population: 66.0 million
GDP growth rate: 0.21 %/year
Energy independence: 53.6%
Total consumption/GDP:* 89.0 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 5.01 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.72%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Consumption per capita stood at 3.8 toe in 2013, which corresponds to the 1990 level, although it is still 18% above the European average (3.3 toe). Electricity consumption per capita is significantly higher than the European average due to the high penetration of electric heating (7 000 kWh in...

France energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Most of the oil consumed in France is imported; 70% in the form of crude oil (56 Mt) and 30% in the form of refined products (24 Mt, net imports, 2013). In 2013, crude oil was mainly imported from Saudi Arabia (18%), Kazakhstan (13%), Russia (12%), Libya (11%) and Norway (8%).


EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

In spite of fluctuations, oil product consumption has decreased by 19% since 2001. In 2013 it decreased by 0.8%, following a 1.2% drop in 2012. The share of oil is focused on captive uses, namely the transport sector (55% of final consumption).

Graph: Oil Consumption (Mt)


EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas demand increased rapidly until 2001 (by 4.6%/year, on average, between 1990 and 2001). It remained almost stable until 2009, at around 45 bcm, with strong fluctuations linked to the severity of the winter season. More than half of the consumption goes to the residential-tertiary sector (57...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Consumption has fallen by over 40% since 1990, to around 15 Mt in 2011. However, due to the low coal price on the international market, coal consumption rebounded in 2012 and 2013, mainly in the power sector, reaching 17.6 Mt. In 2013, 51% of the coal was consumed by power plants (41% in 2011)...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

The country's electricity demand increased relatively rapidly until 2005, when it reached about 450 TWh (2.2%/year, on average, since 1990). It then fluctuated around that level according to economic and weather conditions. In 2013 electricity consumption stood at 464 TWh (+1% compared to 2012...

France Electricity Market

Renewable in % electricity production

In accordance with the European Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, the national target is to increase the share of renewable energies in final consumption to 23% by 2020 (compared to 12.4% in 2010). According to the Energy Transition Act of 2014, this share...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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