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2017-2018 data

The data presented in this chapter comes from ENTSO-E’s Power Statistics platform. It corresponds to the period from July 2017 to June 2018, and comparisons are against the previous 12 months (July 2016 to June 2017).

Consumption was flat in Europe


Total gross consumption in ENTSO-E countries was unchanged from the previous 12 months, ending the period at 3,331 TWh (-0.1%). Large discrepancies were seen between countries: demand continued to rise in Eastern Europe but stabilised in countries like France and the Netherlands and even declined in Great Britain. Consumption was higher in the Baltic and Nordic countries as the winter was colder than in previous years.

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Germany and France were the biggest exporters


Germany once again showed the highest exports for the 2017-2018 period (+52.2 TWh), followed closely by France (+51.7 TWh), where nuclear power plant availability was much higher than in the previous winter. Conversely, Italy remained the biggest importer in Europe (-43.3 TWh), again followed by Finland (-20 TWh) and Great Britain (-18.9 TWh).

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Electricity generation was flat


European power generation reached 3,371 TWh in 2017-2018, unchanged from the previous period. Demand was also flat. Production increased sharply in France (+18 TWh) and, to a lesser degree, in Switzerland (+7 TWh) and Sweden (+6 TWh). Five countries together accounted for close to 60% of total production in ENTSO-E countries: Germany (18%), France (16%), Great Britain (9%), Italy (8%) and Spain (8%).

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