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Agency for Natural Resources and Energy FY2015 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has prepared the Preliminary Report on the FY2015 Comprehensive Energy Statistics based on the results of studies including a variety of energy-related statistics to describe Japan’s energy supply and demand situation.

1. Highlights of the preliminary report

1) Trends in energy demand

  • The overall final energy consumption decreased by 1.8% on a year-on-year basis, showing a decrease for five consecutive years.
  • The decrease is due to the further popularization of energy saving efforts among the public, the cooler summer and warmer winter than the previous year, etc.
  • A breakdown by sector shows that the final energy consumption decreased in all sectors on a year-on-year basis due to the impact of the cooler summer and warmer winter than the previous year and other factors, mainly in the household sector: in the business sector the value decreased by 1.5% (of which the other-business sector decreased by 5.6%), in the household sector it decreased by 3.3%, and in the transportation sector it decreased by 1.7%. (Note: The figure for the other-business sector includes errors.)

2) Trends in energy supply

  • The overall domestic supply of primary energy decreased by 1.6% on a year-on-year basis.
  • The fuel breakdown of primary energy has changed due to the further dissemination of renewable energy for power generation and the advancement in restarting nuclear power plants.
    • Regarding primary energy supply, the ratios of renewable energy (including unused energy and hydro energy) and nuclear power both increased by 0.4 percentage points on a year-on-year basis, while those of petroleum and natural gas decreased by 0.6 and 0.9 percentage points on a year-on-year basis respectively, which are all due to the further dissemination of renewable energy for power generation and the advancement in restarting nuclear power plants. In addition, the ratio of coal in the supply of primary energy increased by 0.7 percentage points due to the inventory buildup in power stations and plants, while the consumption of coal for power generation decreased.
    • The fuel breakdown of generated electric power shows that renewable energy is about 13%, up by 1.0 percentage point, nuclear energy about 1%, up by 0.9 percentage points, and thermal power about 86%, down by 1.9 percentage points on a year-on-year basis respectively.

3) Trends in carbon dioxide emissions

  • Energy-oriented carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 3.5% on a year-on-year basis, showing a decrease for two consecutive years.
  • The decrease is due to the decrease in energy demand and advancement in low-carbon electricity, etc.
    • Carbon dioxide emissions increased for four consecutive years until FY2013 due to the impact of the shutting down of nuclear power plants since the Great East Japan Earthquake hit Japan. However, following on from FY2014, the emissions decreased in FY2015 due to the decrease in demand, the dissemination of renewable energy, the restart of nuclear power stations, and other factors, marking the lowest emissions since the Great East Japan Earthquake. (The basic unit of carbon dioxide emissions for electricity has improved from 0.56kg-CO2/kWh to 0.54kg-CO2/kWh.)

Notes:

  1. This preliminary report has been compiled based on the preliminary values of relevant primary statistics, but the primary statistics may be revised in the future. Additionally, please note that some values in the statistics may be revised in the final report because some of the results are not yet available.
  2. Energy quantity data shown in the Preliminary Report on the FY2015 Comprehensive Energy Statistics use energy units measured in joules. Oil equivalent kl data (in 1 million kl) will be derived from the PJ data (PJ [petajoule]: 10 to the 15th power joules) as shown in the Preliminary Report on the FY2015 Comprehensive Energy Statistics multiplied by 0.0258. (Oil equivalence: 1 liter oil = 9,250kcal = 38.7 MJ; 1MJ = 0.0258 liter)

2. Statistics table available on the website

The Table of the FY2015 Comprehensive Energy Statistics (Preliminary Report) in editable Excel format is available on the ANRE website for your reference:
URL:http://www.enecho.meti.go.jp/statistics/total_energy/External Site Link

For further details, see the Japanese language news release.

Release date

November 18, 2016

Division in Charge

Energy Strategy Office, General Policy Division, Commissioner's Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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