The 2016 Australian Energy Statistics and accompanying Australian Energy Update 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. There is also a Guide to the Australian Energy Statistics to assist with understanding the data sources and methods.

‘Energy supply and use in Australia continues to change. Energy production is increasingly export-oriented as our importance as a global energy supplier continues to grow,’ said Mark Cully, Chief Economist at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

‘Australians are using energy more productively, as new technologies are being adopted and as our economy changes in structure.’

Australia’s energy consumption increased by 1% in 2014–15, returning to growth after two years of decline.

Energy use for electricity generation increased in 2014–15, as did transport, commercial and residential energy use. Manufacturing energy use continued to decline, as did mining energy use for the first time in over a decade.

The energy statistics function, including responsibility for the Australian Energy Statistics, has now transferred to the Department of the Environment and Energy. Feedback can be provided to Australianenergystatistics [at] environment.gov.au.

See Australian Energy Update 2016 for the report and statistics.