Final energy consumption in FY2017 increased due to severe cold weather
Final energy consumption in FY2017 increased due to severe cold weather ― For–the–first–time increase since the Great East Japan Earthquake
On April 12th, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy announced the energy supply and demand results (confirmed report) in FY2017. Final energy consumption increased by 0.9% from the previous year to 13,453 petajoules, and increased for the first time since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. It was caused by the severe winter affecting great increase of energy consumption in the household sector. Energy-derived CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions decreased by 1.6% to 1,111 million tons which declined for the four consecutive years.
For final energy consumption by sector, industry sector (including non-residence buildings) increased by 0.8% to 8,365 petajoules, household sector increased by 4.2% to 1,989 petajoules, transportation sector decreased by 0.8% to 3,099 petajoules. Industry sector (including non-residence buildings) increased for the first time in four years backed by vigorous economic activities. For energy sources, electricity increased by1.5% to 3,470 petajoules. City gas also increased by 5.0% sharply to 1,104 petajoules.