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

  2015 2016 2017
Net import1
Crude oil in 1000 tonnes 10 296 10 305 10 216
Coal in 1000 tonnes 223 197 189
Natural gas in terajoules 119 420 125 460 125 990
Electricity in GWh -1 035 3 923 5 550
Electricity production
Total in GWh 63 661 58 694 57 327
Share of hydropower plants in % 59.9 59.0 59.6
Share of nuclear power stations in % 33.5 32.8 31.7
Final consumption
Total in terajoules 837 560 852 900 849 790
Share of heating fuels in % 16.0 16.0 15.1
Share of motor fuels in % 34.7 34.2 34.1
Share of electricity in % 25.0 24.6 24.8
Share of natural gas in % 13.5 13.7 14.0
Share of other energy carriers in % 10.8 11.5 12.0
Share of renewable energy in final consumption in % 22.9 22.1 22.3
Final consumption expenditure
in CHF million 26 290 24 980 26 480p
in % of GDP 4.0 3.8 4.0p
¹ Import/export balance Sources: Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Swiss Petroleum Association

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