Energy

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Most of Switzerland’s energy statistics are compiled by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). Publications, press releases and other information from the energy sector are available on the SFOE website.

The main figures

  2016 2017 2018
Net import1
Crude oil in 1000 tonnes 10 297 10 215 9 501
Coal in 1000 tonnes 197 189 141
Natural gas in terajoules 125 460 125 990 119 510
Electricity in GWh 3 923 5 550 -1 587
Electricity production
Total in GWh 58 694 57 327 63 571
   Share of hydropower plants in % 59,0 59,6 55,4
   Share of nuclear power stations in % 32,8 31,7 36,1
Final consumption
Total in terajoules 854 230 849 830 830 880
   Share of heating fuels in % 16,0 15,1 13,9
   Share of motor fuels in % 34,2 34,1 35,4
   Share of electricity in % 24,5 24,8 25,0
   Share of natural gas in % 13,7 14,0 13,5
   Share of other energy carriers in % 11,6 12,0 12,2
Share of renewable energy in % 22,1 22,3 23,3
Final consumption expenditure
in CHF million 24 980 26 480 28 870p
in % of GDP 3,8 4,0 4,2p
Household expenditure on energy
CHF per month per household 262 ... ...
Public expenditure on energy research
in CHF million 399 410 ...
¹ Import/export balance Sources: Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Swiss Petroleum Association, Swiss Federal Statistical Office

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