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International Energy Agency Electricity Information, 1960-2015

Title details

SN: 5183
Title: International Energy Agency Electricity Information, 1960-2015
Alternative title: IEA Electricity Information
Persistent identifier: 10.5257/iea/elec/2013
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 a small amount of quarterly and monthly time series data from 1960 onwards. The database covers energy production, trade, stocks, transformation, consumption, prices and taxes as well as on greenhouse gas emissions for over the 30 OECD Member countries and over 100 non-OECD countries world-wide.

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.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) Electricity Information database contains a time series of electricity statistics of OECD countries for supply, consumption, trade, capacity and price, and some projection data corresponding to the data shown in Part II of the annual IEA publication Electricity Information. Where available, all tables from Part I of the publication are also included. Data are based on submissions from national administrations to the Secretariat. The database contains a time series of annual electricity and heat data for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries from 1960 onwards. The Electricity Information database is structured into eight tables. This database is updated by the IEA in September each year.

These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in June 2005 and are updated annually. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on its IEA Electricity Information holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

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

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

Main Topics:
Topics covered include:
  • electricity supply
  • electricity consumption
  • electricity trade
  • electricity capacity
  • electricity prices
  • electricity forecasts

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: The IEA Electricity Information 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 Republic of, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
Time dimensions: Time Series
annual, and some quarterly and monthly
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: 28 June 2005
Latest edition: 25 May 2017 (14th 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.

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