Update to the IEA Energy Efficiency Indicators database


7 December 2018

The transport sector accounted for the highest share of final energy consumption in IEA countries in 2016 (Photograph: Shutterstock)

Having reliable data and indicators on how energy is used is key to informing and monitoring the effectiveness of energy efficiency policies. Highlighting the importance of such data, the IEA has updated its Energy Efficiency Indicators database with annual data from 2000 to 2016, with expanded geographical coverage and a new interactive visualization tool that better shows country-specific final energy consumption patterns across all end uses.

The database covers end use energy consumption for 8 energy products and includes end use energy efficiency indicators and carbon intensity indicators for 4 sectors (residential, services, industry and transport). These indicators are computed by using key sectoral activity data. 

This comprehensive and disaggregated database provides valuable insights on the patterns of energy consumption at country level, enabling countries to keep track of efficiency improvements across sectors and end uses.

The IEA acknowledges the cooperation of member countries and also countries beyond the IEA who have partnered with the Agency to collect energy efficiency data and indicators.

The IEA Energy Efficiency Indicators database is available in two versions. The short version is free and contains total final energy consumption by end use for selected years, with the indicators indexed to the year 2000. The extended version is more comprehensive and includes the disaggregation of end use energy consumption by energy product, as well as end use efficiency and carbon indicators for all the years between 2000 and 2016.