Switzerland

2017 Switzerland Key Figures
Population: 8.47 million
GDP growth rate: 1.07 %/year
Energy independence: 48.0%
Total consumption/GDP:* 73.9 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.45 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.12%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita is 2.9 toe, i.e. 6% below the European average, including 6 900 kWh/cap (23% higher than the European average) (2017).

The country's consumption varied around 26 Mtoe between 2002 and 2013, according to weather conditions and economic cycles. Since then, consumption has decreased by 11%, including a 0.7% drop in 2017. About 20% of this reduction is ...

Switzerland energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Of total oil imports, 73% are made directly in the form of refined products and 27% in the form of crude oil, which is processed in the Cressier refinery. Since the shutdown of the Collombey refinery in 2015, the share of petroleum products in total oil imports has increased (from 56% in 2014).

In 2017, 45% of crude oil imports came from Nigeria, 35% from Kazakhstan and 12% from ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil product consumption has been shrinking by 2.7%/year, on average, since 2006, including a 1.5% drop in 2017. Buildings are responsible for 60% of that reduction. This fall is explained by the mild weather, which directly affects the oil consumption, since 50% of the dwellings are still heated with oil (2016), although this share has reduced from 58% in 2000. In the transport sector, ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption is deeply influenced by weather conditions since around two thirds of the consumption are used for heating purposes.

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)

Buildings represent 60% of the gas consumption (2017), and industry 32%.

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

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption is very low (0.2 Mt). It is almost entirely consumed in industry.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

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

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption rose by an average of 1.3%/year between 2000 and 2010, driven by consumption in buildings. Since then, it has been quite stable at around 58.5 TWh.

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

The breakdown of the electricity consumption between the residential sector (33%), industry (31%) and services (29%) (2017) is quite stable, although the share of ...

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Total GHG emissions rose by 1% in 2016, bringing them to 10% below their 1990 levels, which is well below the Kyoto target of an 8% reduction. Transport is responsible for 32% of the emissions (28% in 1990), buildings for 27% (32% in 1990) and industry for 20% (22% in 1990).

The CO2 Act of 2013 set the target of reducing GHG emissions by 20% by 2020 (compared to 1990), with interim ...

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