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FY2020 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report)

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.

(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.

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 energy self-sufficiency rate was 11.2%, down by 0.8%p on a year-on-year basis (based on IEA data).

(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 intensity of electricity (at the consumers' end) has improved by 0.3% year-on-year to 0.47kg-CO2/kWh.

Note: Energy volume in this material are shown in energy units measured in joules. Oil equivalent data in 1 million kl will be obtained from the PJ data (PJ [petajoule]: 10 to the 15th power joules) herein, multiplied by 0.0258. (Oil equivalence: 1 liter of crude oil = 9,250 kcal = 38.7 MJ. 1 MJ = 0.0258 liters.)

2. Statistics table available on the website

The 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