Last update February 2021
EU still refers to the EU28
Primary consumption and GDP
- Slight progression of the primary consumption since 2014 (0.4%/year), about 6 times slower than GDP, after a decrease of 1.6%/year between 2007 and 2014 (consumption at normal climate).
- Regular and rapid decrease of the primary energy intensity since 2007 (-1.8%/year).
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 since 2007: between -1 and -2 % per year in 9 countries and below -2% in Malta and Greece.
In 9 countries strong contraction of consumption despite rapid economic growth, implying a rapid intensity decrease (>2.5%/year)