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27/11/2018

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Logo Statistics ExplainedIn the first half of 2018, average household electricity prices in the European Union (EU) were stable compared with the first half of 2017, standing at €20 per 100 kWh. Average gas prices in the EU were also stable and stood at €6 per 100 kWh in the first half of 2018.

Taxes and levies accounted for more than a third (37%) of the electricity bills charged to households in the EU in the first half of 2018. For gas bills the corresponding share was 27 %.

Largest fall in electricity prices in Poland, highest increase in Romania

Between the first half of 2017 and the first half of 2018, the largest decreases in household electricity prices, in national currencies, were observed in Poland (-4.3%) and Greece (-3.6 %), followed by Latvia (-3.5 %), Malta and Germany (both -3.2 %). In contrast, the largest increase was registered in Romania (+14.1 %), ahead of Estonia (+11.7%), the Netherlands and Croatia (both +9.2 %).

Expressed in euro, average household electricity prices in the first half of 2018 were lowest in Bulgaria (€9.8 per 100 kWh), Lithuania (€11.0) and Hungary (€11.2) and highest in Denmark (€31.3), Germany (€29.5) and Belgium (€27.3).

Largest fall in gas prices in Estonia, highest increase in Bulgaria

Between the first half of 2017 and the first half of 2018, the largest decreases in household gas prices, in national currencies, were observed in Estonia (-4.3%), Portugal (-1.8 %) and Luxembourg (-1.7 %). In contrast, the largest increase was registered in Bulgaria (+14.9 %), ahead of Lithuania (+9.3 %), and the Netherlands (+6.8 %).

Expressed in euro, average household gas prices in the first half of 2018 were lowest in Romania (€3.2 per 100 kWh), Hungary (€3.6) and Croatia (€3.7), and highest in Sweden (€11.3), Denmark (€9.0) and the Netherlands (€8.2).

For more information visit the Statistics Explained articles Electricity price statistics and Natural gas price statistics.

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Visualisation: Energy prices

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