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Agency for Natural Resources and Energy FY 2016 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has prepared the Preliminary Report on the FY2016 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 1.0% year-on-year, while electricity consumption shows an increase by 1.5% for the first time in three years.
  • The households sector alone shows an increase in final energy consumption, mainly in electricity, due to the impact of the scorching summer and the severe winter. Final energy consumption in the business sector shows a decrease as a result of compensation of a demand increase by economic growth with energy-conservation efforts.
  • A breakdown by sector shows that final energy consumption decreased in all sectors, excluding the household sector, on a year-on-year basis: decreased by 1.4% in the business sector (for which consumption decreased by 0.9% in the service sector), increased by 0.6% in the household sector, and decreased by 0.7% in the transportation sector.
  • As for electricity consumption, the business sector shows an increase by 1.9% year-on-year and the household sector shows an increase for the first time in four years by 0.7% year-on-year.

2) Trends in energy supply

  • The overall domestic supply of primary energy decreased by 0.3% on a year-on-year basis.
  • Supply of fossil fuels has been decreasing for three consecutive years, while that of non-fossil fuels, such as renewable energy and nuclear energy, has been increasing for four consecutive years.
  • The amount of generated electric power increased by 2.1% year-on-year, while the ratio of zero-emission power supply was 17.0%, up by 1.6 percentage points year-on-year.
  • The energy self-sufficiency rate was 8.4%, up by 1.0 percentage points year-on-year (based on the IEA data).
  • As for the share of the primary supply in all supply, renewable energy, including unused energy, and nuclear energy show an increase by 0.6 percentage points and 0.4 percentage points year-on-year, respectively, due to the further dissemination of renewable energy for power generation and the advancement in restarting nuclear power plants. Meanwhile, oil and coal show a decrease by 1.2 percentage points and 0.5 percentage points year-on-year, respectively. Natural gas shows an increase by 0.8 percentage points year-on-year due to the increase in supply for power generation and city gas.
  • The amount of generated electric power was 1.0506 trillion kWh. The fuel breakdown of generated electric power shows that renewable energy was 15.3%, up by 0.8 percentage points, nuclear energy about 1.7%, up by 0.8 percentage points, and thermal power about 83.0%, down by 1.6 percentage points on a year-on-year basis, respectively.

3) Trends in carbon dioxide emissions

  • Energy-oriented carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 0.5% on a year-on-year basis, showing a decrease for three consecutive years and a decrease by 7.4% from the FY2013.
  • The basic unit of carbon dioxide emissions for electricity has improved by 1.0% year-on-year to 0.52kg-CO2/kWh.
  • 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, the emissions now tend to decrease due to the decrease in demand and the advancement in low-carbon electricity, by the dissemination of renewable energy, the restart of nuclear power plants, and other factors.
  • Looking at a breakdown by sector, a decrease is seen in the business sector by 0.7%, the household sector by 2.8%, and the transportation sector by 0.8% on a year-on-year basis, respectively.


  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 as some of the results are not yet available.
  2. Energy volume data shown in this reference 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 joule) as shown herein 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 FY2016 Comprehensive Energy Statistics (Preliminary Report) in editable Excel format is available on the ANRE website for your reference:

Release date

November 17, 2017

Division in Charge

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

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