2016 Italy Key Figures
Population: 61.9 million
GDP growth rate: 0.76 %/year
Energy independence: 22.2%
Total consumption/GDP:* 85.4 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 5.37 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.19%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Italy's per capita energy consumption is 21% lower than the EU average (2.5 toe in 2016). Electricity consumption per capita is 4 700 kWh, i.e. 15% below the EU average.

Total energy consumption declined by an average of 2.6%/year between 2005 and 2014. It rose by 3.4% in 2015 and 0.2% in...

Italy energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Domestic oil production (4.4 Mt in 2016) covers around 6% of the country's needs (2016). Crude oil imports, which soared by 15% in 2015, dipped by 2.5% in 2016 to 60 Mt. Five suppliers account for 2/3 of crude oil supply, namely Iraq and Azerbaijan (18% each in 2015), Russia (13%), Saudi...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption fell by 39% between 2000 and 2013 and has remained broadly stable at around 55 Mt since then. In 2016, it decreased slightly, due to lower fuel demand for transport and for the power sector.



EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Natural gas consumption increased rapidly in 2015 and 2016: 9.1% in 2015 due to cold weather, and nearly 5% in 2016 (71 bcm) because of 12% growth in the power sector (low hydro availability). Previously, gas consumption fell by 27% between 2008 and 2014 with the combined effect of the economic...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption has evolved erratically since 2009, catching up with its pre-crisis level of 25 Mt in 2012 and falling again since then by 30% to 17 Mt in 2016. Coal consumption rose rapidly between 1993 and 2004 to supply coal-fired power plants (above 4%/year).

The power generation...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption has been slightly declining since 2008 (-1.1%/year), reaching 293 TWh in 2016 (-2.1%). It soared between 1996 and 2008 (+2.2%/year).



Renewable in % electricity production

Under the draft 2017 National Energy Strategy, Italy aims to raise the share of renewable energies in final energy consumption to 27% by 2030 (48-50% of electricity consumption, 28-30% in heat consumption and 17-19% in transport).

The previous targets set in 2013 (38% for electricity, 20...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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