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 is rising since 2015, following a strong growth in industry activity. 
  • In 2009, there was a sharp decrease of both energy consumption and activity due to the global economic crisis. 
  • 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 2018, industry energy consumption is around 15% lower than in 2000.

Energy consumption and activity in industry (2000 = 100)