Energy consumption of large appliances per dwelling

  • EU households consumed around 50% more for small appliances in 2019 than in 2000 (1200 kWh/dwelling in 2019). On the opposite, specific consumption of large appliances has decreased by 24% between 2000 and 2019 thanks to labels and standards.
  • Small appliances represent now the main share of appliances consumption: 61% of the specific consumption of appliances in 2019 compared to 45% in 2000.
  • Energy efficiency of large electrical appliances continues to improve rapidly. However this effect does not counterbalance anymore the rapid growth of the consumption of small appliances.

Consumption of electrical appliances in the EU