2015 France Key Figures
Population: 66.6 million
GDP growth rate: 1.16 %/year
Energy independence: 56.1%
Total consumption/GDP:* 84.0 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.61 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.62%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Consumption per capita stood at 3.7 toe in 2015 and is 19% above the EU average. Electricity consumption per capita is 18% higher than the EU average due to the high penetration of electric heating (6 600 kWh in 2015).



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%) and Russia (10%).

France received crude...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil product consumption has decreased by 1.8%/year, on average, since 2001. 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, and the switch from oil...

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 2015, gas consumption rebounded by more than 8% to 42 bcm, driven by the power sector (+55%) and the colder winter (which...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Consumption has fallen by almost 50% since 2000, including a 6% drop in 2015 to 12 Mt. Coal consumption in the power sector fell by more than 60% over the last 15 years, as a result of the shutdown of several coal-fired power plants. Due to the low coal price on the international market, coal...

 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 2015 electricity...

Renewable in % electricity production

In accordance with the European Directive on renewables, the national target is to reach a share of renewables in final consumption of 23% by 2020 (compared to 12.4% in 2010). According to the Energy Transition Act of 2015, this share should reach 32% in 2030 (38% of the heat consumed, 15% for...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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