Italy

2016 Italy Key Figures
Population: 60.6 million
GDP growth rate: 0.88 %/year
Energy independence: 22.1%
Total consumption/GDP:* 84.6 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 5.49 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 6.22%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Italy's per capita energy consumption is 20% lower than the EU average (2.5 toe in 2016). Electricity consumption per capita is 4 800 kWh, i.e. 14% below the EU average.

Total energy consumption declined by an average of 2.6%/year between 2005 and 2014. It rose by 4% in 2015 and dipped by...

Italy energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Domestic oil production (4.2 Mt in 2016) covers around 6% of the country's needs. Crude oil imports, which soared by 15% in 2015, dipped by 2.3% in 2016 to 67 Mt. Five suppliers account for over 60% of crude oil supply, namely Iraq (20%), Azerbaijan (15%), Russia (10%), Saudi Arabia (9%)...

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 54 Mt since then. According to preliminary estimates, oil consumption declined in 2017.

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

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EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Natural gas consumption has been increasing rapidly since 2015: +9.1% in 2015 due to cold weather, and +5% in 2016 (71 bcm) because of 12% growth in the power sector (low hydro availability). It is estimated to have risen by 6% in 2017 (higher consumption from the power sector), which would...

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 28% to 18 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 291 TWh in 2016 (-2.1%). It soared between 1996 and 2008 (+2.2%/year). According to preliminary estimates, electricity demand rose by 2% in 2017.

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

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Renewable in % electricity production

Italy will meet its 2020 renewable targets (17%), as the share of renewables in final energy consumption in 2015 was already 17.5% (33.5% in power consumption against a target of 38%) and 19% in heating consumption (20% target).

Under the 2017 National Energy Strategy, Italy aims to raise...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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