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Actual energy consumption up by 1.0% in Q1 2010

Actual Danish energy consumption was 1.0% higher in Q1 2010 than in Q1 2009.

Net exports of electricity in the first three months of 2010 were higher than the year before. When adjusted for fuel consumption in connection with foreign trade in electricity, energy consumption increased by 0.2% in Q1 2010.

The trend in energy consumption should be seen against the fact that Denmark experienced significantly colder weather in 2010 than the year before. The degree-day figure was 18.5% greater in Q1 2010 than in Q1 2009.

Actual consumption of oil and coal fell 6.7% and 3.0% respectively, while consumption of natural gas went up by 19.3%.

Primary energy production was 3.5% lower in Q1 2010 than in Q1 2009. Crude oil production fell by 10.9%, while production of natural gas increased by 8.4%. A statistical statement of total production and consumption figures for renewable energy in 2010 is not yet available. In the monthly statistics, production and consumption of renewable energy are assumed to be unchanged from 2009.

Energy production and consumption Q1 2009 and Q1 2010

Consumption

Unit TJ

Production

Actual

Adjusted for net imports of electricity

Q1

253 100

233 493

223 949

Q1

262 291

231 173

223 559

Energy Statistics and Indicators

Ali A. Zarnaghi
Fuldmægtig
Center for Klima og Energiøkonomi
Tlf.: 33 92 68 40
aaz@ens.dk

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