Japan

2016 Japan Key Figures
Population: 127 million
GDP growth rate: 0.51 %/year
Energy independence: 8.68%
Total consumption/GDP:* 79.7 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 8.67 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 4.56%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Energy consumption per capita decreased from 4.1 toe in 2006 to 3.5 toe in 2016, nearly reaching EU-level (3.1 toe). Electricity consumption per capita also decreased: around 7 300 kWh in 2016, compared to 8 000 kWh in 2007 (EU levels of 5 500 kWh).

Total energy consumption has been...

Japan energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

After the United States, China and India, Japan is the world's fourth largest oil importer. Crude oil imports have been decreasing by almost 2%/year since 2000. Slower economic growth coupled with structural trends in the transport sector (shift to electric cars and reduced car use among young...

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil product consumption declined between 1996 and 2010. It then started to increase, with the oil demand from power plants increasing by 80% between 2010 and 2012 to compensate for the closure of nuclear plants. However, it decreased by about 10% between 2012 and 2015 to reach 167Mt in 2016, as...

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

More than two thirds of natural gas are used for the production of electricity. Because of the closure of nuclear reactors from 2005 to 2007 and since 2011, the consumption of natural gas has increased very rapidly (+6.8%/year, on average, between 2005 and 2012, and +13%/year in 2011 and 2012)....

Asia LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption increased rapidly between 2000 and 2007 (3%/year) but decreased by 6%/year in 2008 and 2009. It has increased by around 2.5%/year since 2011, with most of the utilities switching to this cheap fuel. Electricity production uses 56% of the coal consumed, and the remainder is...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption has been decreasing since 2008 because of the global economic crisis and electricity demand restrictions since 2011 (-1.4%/year, on average, over 2007-2016). Between 2000 and 2007, it increased by 1%/year.

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

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Renewable in % electricity production

Under the Strategic Energy Plan of Japan, the country intends to supply 10% of its primary energy from renewables by 2020.

Since 2009, feed-in tariffs (FITs) have been available for solar PV (for surplus electricity production only). In 2011, FITs were extended to other renewables. Since...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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