The World Energy Balances USB key contains energy balances for over 180 countries and regions. The figures are expressed in thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe) and in terajoules. Conversion factors used to calculate energy balances and indicators (including GDP, population, industrial production index and ratios calculated with the energy data) are also provided.
The database also includes transparent notes on methodologies and sources for country-level data. In general, the data are available from 1971 (1960 for OECD countries).
The 2020 edition includes complete annual data for 186 countries, regional aggregates and world: for 1960-2018 for OECD countries and regions; and 1971-2018 for non-OECD countries and regions; world. It also includes provisional energy supply and electricity generation data for 2019 (selected countries).
In a continuous effort to provide users with more timely data, the 2020 edition of IEA’s World energy balances has been expanded to increase data coverage for the most recent (2019) year:
- Coverage of total electricity generation by product has been extended, now including 43 non-OECD countries and additional regional aggregates such as the European Union and the IEA Family; with nuclear generation now available for all countries and regional aggregates.
- Coverage of imports and exports of crude oil and oil products is complete for Brazil; People’s Republic of China; India; and Hong Kong, China; with data for imports and exports of crude oil also available for another 38 non-OECD countries and some regional aggregates, such as European Union and G8.
- Coverage for peat, peat products and oil shale supply-side data has been extended to cover all countries and regional aggregates.
Additionally, the dataset has been expanded to include gross calorific values for natural gas for all countries where applicable and energy productivity indicators (GDP/TES) for all countries and regions.
Expanded product description
More detailed data in original units are published in the companion USB key World Energy Statistics.
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