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Energy Statistics Database

The Energy Statistics Database contains basic statistics for more than 220 countries/territories on production, trade, transformation and consumption (end-use) for solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels, electricity, and heat. It contains data in their original units (e.g. metric tonnes, GWh) as well as calorific values to allow interfuel comparison in a common energy unit (terajoules). Currently, the database provides time series for the period 1950-2018 and is updated annually.

The main source of information for the Energy Statistics Database is the UNSD Annual Questionnaire on Energy Statistics. Additional sources of information for the database include national, regional and international statistical publications - including, but not limited to publications from: the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE). The Statistics Division prepares estimates where official data are incomplete or inconsistent.

To order

The database can be ordered by emailing United Nations Publications at


Price for a single user: US $600
Price for multiple users: US $2,500
Price for annual updates:   20% of the full price.

A 20% discount is available for academic and non-profit organizations (multiple users only).

Format of the energy statistics database

The Energy Statistics Database is available as a comma-separated values (CSV) file. The fields of the file contain the following:

country code  Country code (1-3 digits)
commodity code   Energy database commodity code (2 characters)
transaction code  Energy database transaction code (2-5 characters)
transfer commodity code Empty
export/import country code Empty or destination/origin country code (0- 3 digits)
year     Year (4 digits)
unit   Energy database unit code (3 characters)
estimate indicator Empty or “*” if value is estimated (0-1 character)
value   Number

When you order the Energy Statistics Database, you will also receive the following material: a) description of the database; b) a legend of the database codes; and c) standard and country-specific conversion factors.

General disclaimer

To order, email United Nations Publications at