Environmental accounts; energy use by companies and households

Environmental accounts; energy use by companies and households

Energy users (SIC 2008) Periods Net energy consumption Total net energy consumption (PJ) Gross energy use Total gross energy use (PJ)
Total Dutch economy 2012 3,554 9,487
Total Dutch economy 2013* 3,540 9,644
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2012 154 183
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2013* 154 182
B Mining and quarrying 2012 42 2,513
B Mining and quarrying 2013* 43 2,702
C Manufacturing 2012 1,395 3,949
C Manufacturing 2013* 1,368 3,868
D Electricity and gas supply 2012 322 682
D Electricity and gas supply 2013* 308 660
E Water supply and waste management 2012 97 123
E Water supply and waste management 2013* 97 124
F Construction 2012 58 58
F Construction 2013* 56 56
G Wholesale and retail trade 2012 94 584
G Wholesale and retail trade 2013* 97 633
H Transportation and storage 2012 411 411
H Transportation and storage 2013* 413 413
I Accommodation and food serving 2012 33 33
I Accommodation and food serving 2013* 33 33
J Information and communication 2012 19 19
J Information and communication 2013* 18 18
K Financial institutions 2012 18 18
K Financial institutions 2013* 18 18
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2012 13 13
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2013* 13 13
M Other specialised business services 2012 18 18
M Other specialised business services 2013* 18 18
N Renting and other business support 2012 26 26
N Renting and other business support 2013* 26 26
O Public administration and services 2012 47 48
O Public administration and services 2013* 53 53
P Education 2012 23 23
P Education 2013* 25 25
Q Health and social work activities 2012 51 52
Q Health and social work activities 2013* 54 54
R Culture, sports and recreation 2012 18 18
R Culture, sports and recreation 2013* 18 18
S Other service activities 2012 15 15
S Other service activities 2013* 15 15
Total private households 2012 701 701
Total private households 2013* 715 715
Source: CBS.
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Table description


The energy accounts show how much energy flows into the Dutch economy (imports and domestic production) and how much is used by the Dutch economy (domestic use and exports). It also presents the energy that flows within the economy. The energy accounts distinguishes between energy products and users/producers of energy. They can be used to investigate where the economy gets its energy from and what it uses it for, which sector uses the most, how important imports are, and how efficiently the economy uses its energy.

The energy accounts differentiates between gross and net use of energy. Net energy is further disaggregated into different types of energy use. Gross energy use is further disaggregated into energy that is extracted from the domestic environment and energy that is imported from third parties. Imported energy is further disaggregated into different groups of energy carriers. The table presents the consumption of different energy carriers and allocates them to various industries and households. The energy accounts originate from the energy balance and are part of the environmental accounts that are published on an annual base. The data in the environmental accounts correspond directly to the economic data in the national accounts. This allows for direct comparisons of economic statistics that are derived from the Dutch national economic accounts with the energy consumption figures. Furthermore, the energy accounts can be used to construct environmental indicators. For example, the energy accounts can be used to determine the use of different energy carriers in the Netherlands as a whole and for individual industries .

The figures in the Dutch energy accounts are consistent with the concepts and definitions of the national accounts and may therefore deviate from figures in the Dutch energy balance.

Data available from: 1995

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are for the last year provisional. The figures for the other years are final.
To obtain a coherent and consistent time series, the complete time series are (re)calculated, such that the most recent information, in particular with respect to energy consumption, is included in the calculations.

Changes as of september 29, 2014
The provisional figures for 2013 have been added.

When are new figures published?
New figures will be published by November, together with the appearance of the publication 'Environmental Accounts of the Netherlands'.

Description topics

Net energy consumption
Energy that is consumed in an economic process that can no longer be retrieved for other energetic purposes in the short term.
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Net energy consumption is equal to the final energy consumption for energetic (e.g. the use of gasoline for transport) and non-energetic purposes (e.g. the use of naphtha for the production of plastics) plus the energy conversion loss.
Total net energy consumption
Energy that is consumed in an economic process that can no longer be retrieved for other energetic purposes in the short term.
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Net energy consumption is equal to the final energy consumption for energetic (e.g. the use of gasoline for transport) and non-energetic purposes (e.g. the use of naphtha for the production of plastics) plus the energy conversion loss.
Gross energy use
Total energy input for economic processes.
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This is the total need for energy of the different economic activities, for instance the total amount of energy that energy companies need in the production of electricity and heat, or the total amount of energy that refineries need for the production of crude oil products. The gross energy supply can be separated into extraction and import.
Total gross energy use
Total energy input for economic processes.
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This is the total need for energy of the different economic activities, for instance the total amount of energy that energy companies need in the production of electricity and heat, or the total amount of energy that refineries need for the production of crude oil products. The gross energy supply can be separated into extraction and import.