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Energy dependency in the EU -The EU was dependent on energy imports for slightly over half of its consumption in 2014 - Energy dependency at its lowest point in 9 Member Sates

Brussels, 4 February 2016

The energy dependency of the European Union (EU) stood in 2014 at 53.4%, meaning that the EU needed to import just over half of the energy it consumed in 2014.

Energy dependency in the EU was higher in 2014 than in 1990, but slightly lower than its highest point recorded in 2008. The evolution of EU energy dependency has not been constant between 1990 and 2014, however, it has continuously stood above 50% since 2004.

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STAT/16/242


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