Greece

2017 Greece Key Figures
Population: 10.7 million
GDP growth rate: 1.35 %/year
Energy independence: 31.2%
Total consumption/GDP:* 94.2 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 6.17 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.71%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita is 2.2 toe in 2017 (down from 2.7 toe in 2008), including around 5 200 kWh of electricity; it is 31% lower than the EU average (3.1 toe). The significant decrease in consumption since 2008 is a result of the strong economic crisis.

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Total energy consumption has dropped by 24% since 2008, ...

Greece energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Crude oil production is negligible and covers less than 1% of the country's oil needs. The main suppliers are Iraq (35%), Russia (21%) and Iran (15%) (2017); Iran used to be a large supplier (34% in 2011) but this has changed due to the EU embargo of 2012. In January 2016, Hellenic Petroleum signed an agreement with NIOC to resume crude oil imports from Iran. Under the agreement, Hellenic ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

The consumption of oil products increased regularly from 1990 until 2007 (close to 2%/year on average), then fell by 34% between 2008 and 2014 because of the economic crisis, from 18 to 11 Mt. It has increased again by 6%/year since 2015.

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Transport is the largest consumer of oil products (50%). The share of oil products in buildings and ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Natural gas consumption increased strongly between its introduction in 1997 and 2007; later it oscillated around the 2007 level and reached a peak of 4.7 bcm in 2011. Subsequently, it fell at a pace of about 14%/year until 2014 due to the economic crisis and the decrease in power generation. Since 2015, it rose again and now stands at its all-time high, 4.9 bcm/year. The electricity sector ...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal and lignite consumption reached an all-time high in 2004 (72 Mt); it stood at 38 Mt in 2017. Nearly all the lignite consumption is used by the electricity sector (99%) and the current decrease is explained by the drop in demand.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2017, %)

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption fell by 2.3%/year over the 2008-2014 period but has been recovering since then, reaching 55.9 TWh in 2017. It increased rapidly and regularly between 2000 and 2008 (close to 3.4%/year). Households are the largest consumer of electricity (36%), followed by services (35%) and industry (21%).

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

Graph: ELECTRICITY ...

Renewable in % electricity production

According to the EU Directive on renewables, the national target is to increase the share of renewables in the country's final energy consumption to 18% by 2020; the share for renewable electricity is set at 40%.

According to the 2010 ten-year investment plan for renewables, wind capacity was expected to reach 7.5 GW in 2020. The Helios project, unveiled in 2011, aims to attract ...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

The country's commitment within the Kyoto Protocol was easily achieved because of the economic recession: in 2012, GHG emissions were 7% below the 1990 level, while Greece's target was to limit the increase to 25%. GHG emissions grew rapidly until 2005, when they reached a level 30% above the 1990 level. Since 2008, they have been decreasing sharply (by 4%/year on average) and stood 10% ...

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