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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyFY 2012 Energy Supply and Demand Report (revised report)- The amount of energy consumption continues to decrease after the Great East Japan Earthquake-

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy has released a revised report on Japan’s energy supply and demand situation for FY2012, based on the results of a variety of energy-related statistics.

1. Highlights of the revised report

Regarding final energy consumption, electricity and petroleum use 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 1.3% 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 the consumption of city gas increased by 1.7%, resulting in a decrease of 4.2% on the whole.

The domestic supply of primary energy decreased by 1.6% 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 4.5%), natural gas (up by 3.5%), and petroleum (up by 1.1%), 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 2.4%, respectively, showing a substantial decrease in nuclear energy, while the domestic supplies of natural gas and petroleum increased by 20.4% and by 4.5%, respectively, resulting in a decrease of 5.5% on the whole.

Energy-oriented carbon dioxide emissions increased by 2.9% year on year (up by 14.0% 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 7.5%.

Notes
1: This revised report has been compiled based on the final values of relevant primary statistics, with some exceptions where final values are not yet available, and some data in the statistics used were assumed. Please note that these primary statistics may be revised in the future and so may the FY 2011 Energy Supply and Demand Report accordingly at the time of announcement of the next fiscal year's Energy Supply and Demand Report.
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 (food manufacturing sectors and small- and medium-sized manufacturers in other sectors) are estimated values calculated based on the Input-Output Tables for Japan and the National Accounts.
3: The amounts of energy shown for reference on the subsequent pages are expressed in units of energy (joules). To convert them into oil equivalent (kiloliters), multiply the amounts in petajoules (PJ=1 joule × 1015) by 0.0258; the results are expressed in millions of kiloliters of oil equivalent (conversion to oil equivalent: 1 liter of crude oil = 9,250 kcal = 38.7 MJ; 1 MJ = 0.0258 liters).

For further details, see the Japanese language press release.

2. Providing the statistics table on the website

The Table of the FY2012 Comprehensive Energy Statistics (Energy Balance Table) in editable Excel format is available on the website of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy for your reference.
http://www.enecho.meti.go.jp/statistics/total_energy/ external link (in Japanese)

Release Date

April 15, 2014

Division in Charge

Energy Strategy Office, General Policy Division, Commissioner’s Secretariat

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