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International Energy Agency Energy Balances of OECD Countries, 1960-2013

Title details

SN: 6305
Title: International Energy Agency Energy Balances of OECD Countries, 1960-2013
Alternative title: IEA Energy Balances of OECD Countries
Depositor: International Energy Agency
Principal investigator(s): International Energy Agency

Subject Categories

Energy and fuel - Environment, conservation and land use


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) datasets published by the Energy Statistics Division (ESD) contain annual and quarterly time series data from 1960 onwards on energy production, trade, stocks, transformation, consumption, prices and taxes as well as on greenhouse gas emissions for over the 30 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Member countries and over 100 non-OECD countries worldwide.

In OECD Member countries the data are collected by official bodies (most often the national statistics office in each country) from firms, government agencies and industry organisations and are then reported to the IEA using questionnaires to ensure international comparability. In non-OECD countries the data are collected directly from government and industry contacts and from national publications.

Energy Balances of OECD Countries:
This database contains energy balances for 30 OECD countries and six regions. Detailed energy balances are provided in kJ/kg and toe/t. Definitions of products and flows, explanatory notes on the individual country data, indicators (including GDP, population, industrial production index and ratios calculated with the energy data) and net calorific values are also included. In general, data are available from 1960. This database is updated by the IEA in May each year.

This database was first made available by the UK Data Service in June 2005 and is updated annually. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on its IEA Energy Balances of OECD Countries database, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: International Energy Agency ({YYYY}): Energy Balances of OECD Countries Database ({Ed. YYYY}). UK Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g.}.

Alternative DOIs: 10.1787/enestats-data-en (to access via OECD.Stat subscription).

Main Topics:
Topics covered include:
  • energy balances in kJ/kg and toe/t
  • coal and coal products
  • peat
  • crude, NGL (natural gas liquids) and feedstocks
  • petroleum products
  • natural gas
  • nuclear
  • hydro
  • geothermal
  • solar/wind/other
  • combustible renewables and waste
  • electricity
  • heat

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: The IEA Energy Balances of OECD Countries database runs from 1960 onwards and is updated annually.
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
Data are included for 30 OECD Member countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: See the dataset user guide for information on sampling methodology.
Method of data collection: See the dataset user guide for further information on methodology.
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 09 November 2009
Latest edition: 01 September 2014 (6th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright International Energy Agency
Access conditions: Registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. Additional special conditions of use also apply. See terms and conditions for further information.

Available to those registered at UK institutions of higher or further education only.
Availability: UK Data Service
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