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

  2017 2018 2019
Net import1
Crude oil in 1000 tonnes 10 215 9 501 10 420
Coal in 1000 tonnes 189 141 139
Natural gas in terajoules 125 990 119 510 122 610
Electricity in GWh 5 550 -1 587 -6 260
Electricity production
Total in GWh 57 327 63 571 67 761
   Share of hydropower plants in % 59,6 55,4 56,4
   Share of nuclear power stations in % 31,7 36,1 35,2
Final consumption
Total in terajoules 850 590 831 420 834 210
   Share of heating fuels in % 15,0 13,9 13,5
   Share of motor fuels in % 34,1 35,4 35,3
   Share of electricity in % 24,8 25,0 24,7
   Share of natural gas in % 14,0 13,5 13,8
   Share of other energy carriers in % 12,1 12,2 12,8
Share of renewable energy in % 22,6 23,3 24,1
Final consumption expenditure
in CHF million 26 410 28 770 28 170p
in % of GDP 3,9 4,2 4,0p
Household expenditure on energy
CHF per month per household 266 ... ...
Public expenditure on energy research
in CHF million 414 404 ...
¹ Import/export balance Sources: Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Swiss Petroleum Association, Swiss Federal Statistical Office

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