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 1950-2016 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.
The database can be ordered by emailing United Nations Publications at email@example.com.
|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)|
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.
To order, email United Nations Publications at firstname.lastname@example.org