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FY2018 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report)

April 14, 2020

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has prepared the Revised Report on the FY2018 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

Overall final energy consumption decreased by 2.7% year-on-year, of which the consumption decreased by 4.1% in oil, 3.3% in city gas, 2.0% in electricity and 1.9% in coal.
The households sector shows a dramatic decrease due to the impact of the warmer winter compared with the consumption in FY2017 when the winter was severe. Final energy consumption by the business sector shows moderate growth in economic activities, while showing a decrease in such consumption due to a decrease in production of iron and steel and ethylene, the further progress of energy efficiency and conservation and other elements.

2) Trends in energy supply

Overall domestic supply of primary energy decreased by 1.8% on a year-on-year basis. Supply of fossil fuels has been decreasing for five consecutive years, while supply of non-fossil fuels, such as renewable energy and nuclear energy, has been increasing for six consecutive years.

The amount of generated electric power decreased by 0.8% on a year-on-year basis (1.0512 trillion kWh), while the ratio of non-fossil sources is 23.0%, up by 3.9%p on a year-on-year basis.

The energy self-sufficiency rate is 11.8%, up by 2.3%p on a year-on-year basis (based on IEA data).

3) Trends in carbon dioxide emissions

Energy-oriented carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 4.6% on a year-on-year basis at 1.06 billion tons, showing a decrease for five consecutive years and a decrease by 14.2% from FY2013.
The basic unit of carbon dioxide emissions for electricity (at consumers’ end) has improved by 4.7% year-on-year to 0.49kg-CO2/kWh.

Note: 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 joules) as shown herein multiplied by 0.0258 (Oil equivalence: 1 liter crude oil = 9,250kcal = 38.7 MJ; 1MJ = 0.0258 liter).

2. Statistics table available on the following website

Division in Charge

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