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International Energy Agency Energy Prices and Taxes, 1978-2016

Title details

SN: 5184
Title: International Energy Agency Energy Prices and Taxes, 1978-2016
Alternative title: IEA Energy Prices and Taxes
Persistent identifier: 10.5257/iea/ept/2013q2
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 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) Energy Prices and Taxes database contains a major international compilation of energy prices at all market levels: import prices, industry prices and consumer prices. The statistics cover import costs and export prices of main petroleum products, natural gas and coal in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. End-user prices and taxes for selected petroleum, gas and coal products as well as for electricity are provided for industry, electricity generation and households for OECD countries and a selection of non-OECD countries. Full notes on sources and methods and a description of price mechanisms in each country are included. Time series availability varies with each data series. In general, end-user prices and taxes start in 1978, import costs in 1980 and spot prices in 1982. This database is updated by the IEA in January, April, July and October of 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 Energy Prices and Taxes holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

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

Alternative DOIs: 10.1787/eneprice-data-en (to access via OECD.Stat subscription).
Main Topics:
Topics covered include:
  • energy import prices
  • energy industry prices
  • energy consumer prices
  • import costs of main petroleum products, natural gas and coal
  • export costs of main petroleum products, natural gas and coal
  • prices and taxes for petroleum products, natural gas, coal and electricity (industry, electricity generation and households)

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: The IEA Energy Prices and Taxes database runs from 1978 onwards and is updated quarterly.
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.
The non-OECD countries for which the IEA holds data include:
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, People's Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Other Africa, Other Asia, Other Latin America, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen Republic of, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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 information on sampling methodology.
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 28 June 2005
Latest edition: 30 September 2016 (32nd 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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