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Production of primary energy in the EU-28 totalled 790 million tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) in 2013. This continued the generally downward development observed in recent years, with 2010 the main exception as production rebounded after a relatively strong fall in 2009 that coincided with the financial and economic crisis. When viewed over a longer period, the production of primary energy in the EU-28 was 15.4 % lower in 2013 than it had been a decade earlier. The general downward development of EU-28 primary energy production may, at least in part, be attributed to supplies of raw materials becoming exhausted and / or producers considering the exploitation of limited resources uneconomical.
In 2013, the highest level of primary energy production among the EU Member States was in France, with a 17.1 % share of the EU-28 total, followed by Germany (15.3 %) and the United Kingdom (13.9 %). Compared with a decade earlier the main change was the fall in the share of the United Kingdom, down from 26.2 % — see Table 1. The only other Member States whose shares fell over this period were Denmark (-0.9 percentage points) and Lithuania (-0.4 percentage points). In absolute terms, the largest expansions in the production of primary energy during the 10 years to 2013 were registered in the Netherlands (up 11.0 million toe), Italy (9.1 million toe) and Sweden (4.3 million toe). By contrast, the production of primary energy in the United Kingdom fell by 135.4 million toe, while Germany (-14.3 million toe) and Denmark (-11.6 million toe) were the only other EU Member States to report double-digit contractions in their levels of production.More ...