2014 France Key Figures
Population: 66.4 million
GDP growth rate: 0.37 %/year
Energy independence: 56.8%
Total consumption/GDP:* 85.0 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.48 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 3.7 toe in 2014, slightly below the 1990 level, although it is still 19% above the EU average (3.2 toe). Electricity consumption per capita is significantly higher than the EU average due to the high penetration of electric heating (6 500 kWh in 2014).


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 (54 Mt) and 30% in the form of refined products (23 Mt, net imports, 2014). In 2014, crude oil was mainly imported from Saudi Arabia (21%), Kazakhstan (13%), Nigeria (11%), Russia (10%), Norway (8%) and Algeria (7%)....

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil product consumption has decreased by 1.9%/year, on average, since 2001. In 2014 it decreased by 2.9%. The drop in consumption is explained by a combination of factors: the stabilisation of the number of vehicles on the roads since 2005, their increasing efficiency, the industrial recession,...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas demand increased rapidly until 2001. It remained almost stable until 2009, at around 45 bcm, with strong fluctuations linked to the severity of the winter season. In 2014, gas consumption dropped by more than 16% due to a mild winter; when corrected for climatic variations, natural gas...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Consumption has fallen by over 40% since 2000, including a 24% drop in 2014 to 14 Mt. Coal consumption in the power sector fell by a dramatic 58% as a result of the shutdown of several coal-fired power plants. Due to the low coal price on the international market, coal consumption rebounded in...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

The country's electricity demand increased relatively rapidly until 2005, when it reached about 450 TWh. It then fluctuated around that level according to economic and weather conditions (because of the high penetration of electric heating systems, i.e. around 1/3 of homes). In 2014 electricity...

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 2015, this share...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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