Energy consumption trends in EU

Decrease of industrial consumption between 2003 and 2015. Increasing trends since then.

  • The energy consumption of industry decreased between 2003 and 2015, although there was growth in industrial activity from 2003 to 2007 and after 2013. However, it rose between 2015 and 2018, following a strong growth in industry activity. It decreased again in 2019 due to a slowdown in industrial growth.
  • Between 2007 and 2015, electricity followed the same declining trend as total consumption, while it was increasing regularly before. Since 2015, it has been following the same trend as total energy consumption.
  • In 2019, industry energy consumption is around 13% lower than in 2000.

Energy consumption and activity in industry (2000 = 100)