Energy resources and primary energy production posted a slight increase last year

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In 2014, the energy resources and the primary energy production registered a slight increase as compared to 2013 (+2.5 percent, respectively +1.8 percent), according to National Institute of Statistics (INS) data on Monday.

The import of energy products increased by 7.6 percent compared to previous year.

The final energy consumption decreased by 0.7 percent as compared to 2013.

The available energy resources in 2014 amounted to 41.7 million tonnes oil equivalent (toe), increasing with 1031 thousand toe (+2.5 percent) as against previous year, due to a higher primary energy production and to increased imports of energy products.

Major increases were recorded for electricity (+13.2 percent) and crude oil resources (+12.1 percent), while the resources of coal and natural gas decreased by 5.3 percent each. The primary energy production in 2014, of 26.3 million toe, increased with 461 thousand toe compared to 2013 and kept on its significant share in total energy resources, accounting for 63.1 percent of them.
Increased production was recorded for hydro, wind and photovoltaic energy (+33.8 percent as compared to previous year) and for natural gas production (+1.9 percent).

Imports of energy products increased (+7.6 percent as compared to previous year), mainly due to the significant increase of crude oil import (+1428 thousand toe, respectively +27.0 percent).

A significant decrease of natural gas imports (-60.1 percent) as compared to previous year is to be noticed.

The final energy consumption in 2014 decreased with only 149 thousand toe (-0.7 percent) as against 2013.
The final consumption in industry (with a weight of 29.7 percent in total final energy consumption) increased by 2.4 percent, mainly due to increases in metallic construction, machinery and equipment industry (+7.6 percent), metallurgy (+0.7 percent) and chemistry (+0.4 percent).

The tertiary sector, agriculture and population experienced consumption decreases as compared to previous year and, as their cumulative share is 45.1 percent in total final energy consumption, entailed the final energy consumption level of 99.3 percent in 2014 as against the one of previous year.

The energy export (including bunkering), amounting to 5770 thousand toe, increased as against 2013 with 1362 thousand toe, accounting for +30.9 percent. The gross domestic energy consumption per inhabitant in 2014 amounted to 1584 kg oil equivalent.

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