Primary consumption and GDP
- Strong reduction of the primary consumption since 2007 (-1.3%/year, against 0.6%/year over 2000-2007), although the GDP remain quite low (+0.4%/year, against 2.3%/year from 2000 to 2007).
- As a result, primary energy intensity has decreased by around 1.6%/year since 2000
Primary consumption and GDP trends (normal climate) in the EU
Annual growth rate of primary consumption (normal climate) and GDP trends (EU)
Decreasing trend of the primary consumption in most countries:
- Strong reduction, between -2 and -4%/yr in 12 countries;
- Between -1 and -2%/yr in 11 countries
In 10 countries strong contraction of consumption despite rapid economic growth, implying a rapid intensity decrease (>-2,5%/yr).