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Energy consumption, imports and exports

Consumption: refers to "apparent" consumption of commercial energy, i.e. energy sold in the market.
Exports imports: refer to the amounts of energy transferred to and from the country concerned.
The relationship between consumption, imports and exports, and energy production is given by the equation:

[ consumption = production + imports - exports - bunkers ± stock changes ]

Energy types comprise:
  • solid fuels,
  • liquid fuels,
  • gaseous fuels,
  • electricity,
  • uranium production and steam and hot water,
  • renewable forms of energy (wind, water and solar technologies),
  • traditional forms of energy (fuelwood, charcoal, bagasse, vegetal waste, animal waste, other waste, draft animal power).