In economic statistics, the data for electricity, heat and fuel production, imports, exports and energy consumption by branches of economy are published in the field of energy.
Energy statistics are harmonised with the methodology of Eurostat and the International Energy Agency, which is based on the energy statistics Regulation, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council (EC) No 1099 of 22 October 2008.
For obtaining the household energy consumption data, irregular studies are conducted over several years. In the intermediate years, the data evaluation is based on the previous survey, on the data from enterprises selling energy and on the data received from the Household Budget Survey. The last survey for household energy consumption was conducted in 2011. In addition to the energy consumption also household’s behaviour habits of energy saving and using of renewable energy sources were under observation.
The data of the energy sector are divided into two sub-sectors – energy consumption and production, and energy efficiency indicators.
The area of energy consumption and production has been subdivided into annual and short-term statistics.
In annual statistics the overall energy balance of all energy products, for the quantitative measurement unit and in TJ have been presented. Separate tables are provided for electricity balance, heat balance, fuel consumption by branches of economy and counties. In addition, the data on the capacity of equipment, power plants and heating plants for electricity and heat and fuels consumed for this purpose have been published. A table with the data for the average cost of the fuel consumed in enterprises has been added.
In short-term statistics, Statistics Estonia publishes data on electricity and heat production in volumes and on indices of production. Separate tables are published on the quantity of fuels consumed for production of the energy and fuels in stock. Also the data for the import and export of electricity are presented.
The sub-sector of energy efficiency indicators provides an overview of the natural gas and electricity prices for commercial users and residential consumption. The data are based on the Council Directive 90/377/EEC of 29th June 1990 and the European Commission Decision 2007/394 7th June 2007.
The table of energy efficiency indicators presents the key indicators of sustainable development, as well as the share of renewable energy.