Press release: 12.378
Final energy consumption increased by 1% in 2019
The energy consumption of the services
sector – of which more than 60% is used to provide space heating
– showed an increase of 3% to 112 PJ, whereas the energy consumption
in the industry sector decreased slightly
The increase in energy consumption in the transport
sector of 2% is mainly due to the 15% increase in air
traffic to 41 PJ. The energy consumption of air traffic has increased
by 50% in the last ten years (consumption 2009: 28 PJ). As in previous
years, the energy consumption for road traffic
again increased from 2018 to 2019
The final energy consumption of renewable
energy sources and electricity did not show any significant change
compared to the previous year. The consumption of coal-based
Natural gas storage facilities are well filled
As a result of increased imports
Increase in electricity production offset by decreased imports and increased exports
The production of electrical energy increased in 2019
by 9% to 255 PJ compared to the previous year. With about the same use
as in the previous year, the roughly constant final energy consumption
was compensated for by reduced imports
In the indigenous production of primary fuels, the
relevant fossil fuels decreased (crude oil:
Both the production and the end consumption of district heating showed an increase of 1% (to 85 PJ and 72 PJ, respectively), which is in line with the development of the total heating degree sum.
For more detailed results please refer to our website.
on methods, definitions: The final energy balance sheet for Austria
is produced on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection,
Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, the provincial
energy balances on behalf of the federal states.
Heating degree sums are calculated from the sum of the daily differences between room temperature and mean outside temperature during the entire heating period and are thus an indicator for the heating energy demand. Other factors that determine the development of energy consumption are the permanent resident population and the number of motor vehicles.
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Spatial Statistics, Statistics Austria:
Dr Manfred GOLLNER, Tel.
Jasmin GÜLDEN STERZL, MA, Tel.
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