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FY2021 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)

November 22, 2022

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) has prepared the Preliminary Report on the FY2021 Comprehensive Energy Statistics based on the results of studies, including a variety of energy-related statistics. The purpose of the report is to describe Japan's energy supply and demand situation.

1. Highlights of the preliminary report

(1) Trends in energy demand

Overall final energy consumption increased by 2.0% year-on-year; of this, consumption increased by 12.1% in coal, 4.5% in city gas, and 2.0% in electricity, while it decreased by 0.4% in oil.

The household sector showed a decrease in energy consumption year-on-year due to various factors, including the decreased time spent at home because of the slowing spread of COVID-19. The business sector showed an increase due to factors that include a recovery from the decrease in demand from the previous fiscal year.

(2) Trends in energy supply

Overall domestic supply of primary energy increased by 3.4% on a year-on-year basis. Supply of fossil fuels increased by 1.4%, marking the first increase in eight years. Renewable energy (including hydroelectric power) continued to increase for the ninth consecutive year.

The amount of generated electric power increased by 3.2% on a year-on-year basis (1.0327 trillion kWh), the ratio of non-fossil sources was 27.1%, up by 3.5 percentage points (%p) on a year-on-year basis.

The energy self-sufficiency ratio was 13.4%, up by 2.1%p on a year-on-year basis (based on IEA data).

(3) Trends in CO2 emissions

Energy-related CO2 emissions increased by 1.2% on a year-on-year basis at 0.98 billion tons, showing a decrease by 20.7% from FY2013 and remaining below 1 billion tons since FY2020.

CO2 emissions intensity of electricity (at the consumers' end) has improved by 3.1% year-on-year to 0.46kg-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 of crude oil = 9,250 kcal = 38.7 MJ; 1 MJ = 0.0258 liter.)

2. Statistics table available on the website

The table of the statistics is available in editable Excel format on the ANRE website for your reference.外部リンク

Division in Charge

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