Glossary:Gross inland energy consumption

Gross inland energy consumption, sometimes abbreviated as gross inland consumption, is the total energy demand of a country or region. It represents the quantity of energy necessary to satisfy inland consumption of the geographical entity under consideration.

Gross inland energy consumption covers:

  • consumption by the energy sector itself;
  • distribution and transformation losses;
  • final energy consumption by end users;
  • 'statistical differences' (not already captured in the figures on primary energy consumption and final energy consumption).

Gross inland consumption does not include energy (fuel oil) provided to international maritime bunkers. It is calculated as follows:

primary production + recovered products + net imports + variations of stocks – bunkers.

The difference between gross inland energy consumption and gross (energy) consumption is that in gross energy consumption the transformation output (electricity or heat produced from other energy sources) is included. Therefore, gross energy consumption is a product-specific consumption and does not reflect the demand for primary energy.

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