The Australian Energy Statistics (AES) and accompanying Australian Energy Update for 2015 are now available on the Office of the Chief Economist website. The report and Excel tables contain the latest official statistics on Australian energy consumption, production and trade in 2013–14. There is also a Guide to the Australian Energy Statistics to assist with understanding the data sources and methods.

The AES provides detailed energy consumption, production and trade statistics, by state and territory, by energy type and by industry, in energy and physical units. The most detailed sub-sectoral coverage is provided in the energy-intensive manufacturing sectors.

The latest statistics show total energy consumption in Australia dropped by 1 per cent to around 5830 PJ. While consumption in the mining and transport sectors rose, it declined in the electricity generation and manufacturing sectors. Coal production and exports continued to grow, in contrast to a drop in domestic use of coal.

Australia’s use of gas, wind and solar energy continued to rise considerably. Renewable generation increased by 12 per cent. Energy exports grew by 2 per cent, with imports falling by 1 per cent.

The nation’s energy productivity (gross domestic product/energy consumption) also rose, by 4 per cent.

The AES dataset also underpins the Department of the Environment's calculation of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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