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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyFY2012 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)
-The amount of energy consumption continues to decrease after the Great East Japan Earthquake-

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) hereby announces a preliminary report on Japan’s energy supply and demand situation for FY2012, based on the analysis of a variety of energy-related statistics.

1. Highlights of the preliminary report

  1. For final energy consumption, electricity and petroleum usage decreased by 2.0% and by 1.7% year on year, respectively, due to the decrease in production, a cooler summer and a warmer winter in comparison with FY2011, and other factors, resulting in a decrease by 1.2% year on year overall (up by 3.3 % from FY1990).

    Compared with FY2010, before the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred, the consumption of electricity and petroleum decreased by 8.0% and by 4.1%, respectively, showing a substantial decrease in electricity use, while consumption of city gas increased by 1.7%, resulting in a decrease of 4.2% on the whole.

  2. The domestic supply of primary energy decreased by 1.5% year on year due to the decrease in final energy consumption and other factors. In particular, nuclear energy substantially decreased by 84.3% year on year, while consumption of fossil fuels, namely, coal (up by 4.4%), natural gas (up by 3.5%) and petroleum (up by 1.4%), increased on a year-on-year basis, respectively, due to the effect of the increase in thermal energy power generation as an alternative to nuclear energy, and other factors.

    Compared with FY2010, before the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred, the domestic supplies of nuclear energy and coal decreased by 94.4% and by 2.5%, respectively, showing a substantial decrease in nuclear energy, while the domestic supplies of natural gas and petroleum increased by 20.4% and by 4.7, respectively, resulting in a decrease of 5.6% on the whole.

  3. Energy-oriented carbon dioxide emissions increased by 2.8% year on year (up by 13.9% from FY1990) due to a sequential shutdown of nuclear power plants, an increase in fossil fuel consumption, and other factors.

    Compared with FY2010, before the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred, emissions increased by 7.4%.

Note 1) Please note that the final report may include different figures, as some of the energy-related statistics used for the preparation of this preliminary report are based on preliminary data, and some necessary statistics are still unavailable at this time (see References (PDF:412KB) PDF File(in Japanese)).

Note 2) Among the figures of the final energy consumption by sector, those of energy consumption in the service sector and non-manufacturing sector as well as some of the manufacturing sectors are estimated values calculated based on the Input-Output Tables for Japan and the National Accounts.

Note 3) Energy volume data shown in the reference use energy units measured in joules. Crude oil equivalent kl data (in 1 million kl) is derived from the PJ (petajoule: 10 to the 15th power joules) data as shown herein, multiplied by 0.0258.
(Crude oil equivalence: 1 liter crude oil = 9250 kcal = 38.7 MJ; 1MJ = 0.0258 liters)

2. Publicizing the Energy Balance Table on the ANRE website

The Summary Table of the FY2012 Comprehensive Energy Statistics (Energy Balance Table) in editable Excel format is available for reference on the following ANRE website:
URL: http://www.enecho.meti.go.jp/info/statistics/jukyu/result-2.htmExternal Site Link (in Japanese)

Release Date

October 2, 2013

Division in Charge

Energy Supply and Demand Policy Office, General Policy Division, ANRE

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
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