April 15, 2022
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has prepared the Revised Report on the FY2020 Comprehensive Energy Statistics based on a wide range of energy-related statistics. The purpose of the report is 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 6.7% year-on-year; of this, consumption decreased by 14.7% in coal, 8.8% in city gas, 7.1% in oil, and 1.5% in electricity.
The households sector showed an increase in energy consumption year-on-year due to the increased time spent at home because of COVID-19. The business sector showed a decrease due to a decline in production volume in almost all manufacturing industries.
A breakdown by sector on a year-on-year basis shows that while final energy consumption increased by 4.8% in the households sector, it decreased by 8.0% in the business sector (of this, consumption decreased by 9.7% in the manufacturing sector). It also decreased by 10.3% in the transportation sector due to travel restrictions and a decline in production activities.
Electricity consumption increased by 5.0% in the household sector and decreased by 4.0% in the business sector (of this, consumption decreased by 4.6% in the manufacturing sector) on a year-on-year basis.
(2) Trends in energy supply
Overall domestic supply of primary energy decreased by 6.1% on a year-on-year basis. Supply of fossil fuels decreased for seven consecutive years. Renewable energy (including hydroelectric power) continued to increase for the eighth consecutive year, while nuclear energy declined for the second consecutive year.
In terms of fossil fuels, coal decreased by 8.8% on a year-on-year basis, oil by 7.9%, and natural gas and city gas by 0.2%. This was due to declining final energy consumption. As a result, the share of fossil fuels fell to 84.8%, the lowest level since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Nuclear power showed a 39.2% decrease, falling for the second consecutive year. On the other hand, renewable energy (excluding hydroelectric power) increased by 7.2%, driven by solar power.
The amount of generated electric power decreased by 2.0% on a year-on-year basis (1.0008 trillion kWh), and the ratio of non-fossil sources was 23.7%, down by 0.7 percentage points (%p) on a year-on-year basis.
- The fuel breakdown of generated electric power shows that renewable energy is 19.8%, up by 1.6%p, nuclear energy is 3.9%, down by 2.4%p, and thermal power (excluding biomass) is 76.3%, down by 0.7%pon a year-on-year basis.
(3) Trends in CO2 emissions
Energy-related CO2 emissions decreased by 5.9% on a year-on-year basis, falling to 0.97 billion tons. This was a decrease for the seventh consecutive year, and a decrease by 21.7% from FY2013.
- CO2 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. Since this increase, however, emissions have been on a decreasing trend due to a decrease in demand, an increase in renewables and the restarting of nuclear power plants.
- Looking at a breakdown by sector, on a year-on-year basis, a decrease by 10.2% is seen in the transportation sector and a decrease by 6.9% in business sectors, while an increase by 4.5% is recorded in the household sector.
CO2 emissions intensity of electricity (at the consumers' end) has improved by 0.3% year-on-year to 0.47kg-CO2/kWh.
2. Statistics table available on the websiteThe Table of the FY2020 Comprehensive Energy Statistics (Revised Report) in Excel format is available on the ANRE website for your reference： URL
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Energy Strategy Office, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Commissioner's Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy