FY2015 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report)
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has prepared the revised 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 revised report
1) Trends in energy demand.
- The overall final energy consumption decreased by 1.4% year-on-year, 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 in previous years, etc.
- A breakdown by sector shows that the final energy consumption decreased in all sectors, but mainly in the household sector, on a year-on-year basis due to the impact of the cooler summer and warmer winter than in previous years, and other factors: in the business sector the value decreased by 0.9%, in the household sector it decreased by 3.3%, and in the transportation sector it decreased by 1.6%.
2) Trends in energy supply
- The overall domestic supply of primary energy decreased by 1.4% on a year-on-year basis, showing a decrease for two consecutive years.
- 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 0.5 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 and the final consumption of coal decreased.
3) Trends in carbon dioxide emissions.
- Carbon dioxide emissions increased for four consecutive years until FY2013 due to the impact of the shutting down of nuclear power plants after the Great East Japan Earthquake. 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 0.55kg-CO2/kWh in FY2014 to 0.53kg-CO2/kWh in FY2015.)
Note: Energy quantity data shown in this report use energy units measured in joules. Oil equivalent kL data (in 1 million kL) is derived from PJ data (PJ [petajoule]: 10 to the 15th power joules) as shown in this report 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 (Energy Balance Table) in editable Excel format is available on the ANRE website for reference:
April 13, 2017
Division in Charge
Energy Strategy Office, General Policy Division, Commissioner’s Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy