2016 Switzerland Key Figures
Population: 8.37 million
GDP growth rate: 1.29 %/year
Energy independence: 49.1%
Total consumption/GDP:* 97.1 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 4.11 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 7.68%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita is 2.9 toe, i.e. 8% below the EU average, including 6 800 kWh/cap (23% higher than the EU average) (2016).

The country's consumption varied around 26 Mtoe between 2002 and 2013, according to weather conditions and economic cycles. Since then, consumption has been decreased by 10%, including a 1.7% drop in 2016. In a normal climate, consumption would ...

Switzerland energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Of total oil imports, 71% are made directly in the form of refined products and 29% in the form of crude oil, which is processed in the Cressier refinery (68 000 bbl/d) since that in Collombey (54 000 bbl/d) was shut down in 2015. The share of crude oil in total oil imports increased following the closure of the Collombey refinery.

In 2016, 35% of crude oil imports came from Nigeria, ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil product consumption has been shrinking by 2.6%/year, on average, since 2006, including a 5.2% drop in 2016. Buildings are responsible for 60% of that reduction. This fall is explained by the mild weather, which directly affects the oil consumption, since 48% of the buildings are still heated with oil (2014), and by the ongoing switches from oil to electricity for space heating (+3% of ...

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. As a consequence of colder temperatures, gas consumption t increased by 6.8% and 4.4% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.


Buildings represent 60% of the gas consumption (2016), and industry 33%.

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EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption is very low (0.2- 0.3 Mt). It is almost entirely consumed in industry.



 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. After remaining stable until 2013, it then decreased by 1.2%/year, including a 1.8% fall in 2016 to 57.2 TWh. Growth factors, such as economic growth (+1.3% in 2016), demography (+1.1% in 2016) and weather (+6.7% in heating degree-days) were offset by efficiency ...

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Total GHG emissions dropped by 1% in 2015, 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 26% (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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