Broader coverage: April releases of IEA fuel information, statistics, balances and emissions data

Source: press release, 30 April 2021

CO₂ emissions by sector for the top emitters within the IEA family, 2019 (illustration: IEA)
CO₂ emissions by sector for the top emitters within the IEA family, 2019 (illustration: IEA)

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced the release of its five information 2021 databases: Coal information, Natural gas information, Electricity information, Oil information, Renewables information, with complete OECD data up to 2019; as well as early versions of the 2021 World energy statistics, World energy balances and CO2emissions from fuel combustion with greatly expanded geographical coverage.

In order to provide users with more timely information, the April 2021 editions of the global energy statistics, balances and emissions databases provide complete data up to 2019 for a total of 89 countries and 10 regional aggregates, including all OECD and all “IEA family” (including IEA members, Association and Accession countries). The published data covers close to 80% of the global total energy supply and CO2 emissions from fuel combustion.

On the demand side, industry was the largest emitting sector, accounting for over 40% of the CO2 emissions in 2019. However, sectoral shares varied significantly among the major emitters: in China and India, industry was responsible for the largest share; while buildings were the major emitting sector in the United States, Japan and Germany.

The summer edition will cover the global set of countries, with complete data up to 2019 and provisional supply data for 2020.