Energy consumption trends in EU

Decrease of industrial consumption since 2004

  • There was a regular decrease in energy consumption between 2003 and 2015, although there was growth in industrial activity from 2003 to 2007 and from 2013 to 2015. However, both energy and electricity consumption are rising since 2015, following a strong growth in industry activity. 
  •  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 growing trend
  • In 2017, industry energy consumption is around 15% lower than in 2000.

Energy consumption and activity in industry (2000 = 100)