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Explanatory notes on the statistics

On 1 January 2003, the Energy Statistics Law entered into force. Official energy statistics that had been based on several legal bases were combined under the new law and adjusted to the changed information needs of the users.

Persons employed, turnover, investments

Apart from the surveys according to the Energy Statistics Law, surveys are conducted on the basis of the Law on Statistics in Industry in this sector, too.
Results from the monthly report regarding local units of energy and water supply are available under short-term data.

Under structural data, you will find results of the annual structural surveys for the sector of energy supply, water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities.

More : Persons employed, turnover, investments …


The statistics based on the Energy Statistics Law provide data on the production of electricity and heat by source of energy, on the supply of gas and coal and on the sale of electricity and gas and the relevant proceeds.

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The survey of energy use focuses on industrial energy use. The survey covers the receipt, stock, consumption and distribution by source of energy. Every year, we question a maximum of 60,000 local units of mining and quarrying and of manufacturing.

More : Use …

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