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This analysis includes a comprehensive Belgium energy market report and updated datasets. It is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil and gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2018 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities. Browse the tabs below for a detailed table of contents, the list of graphs and tables, and details on the data files.
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energy independence rate
of additional solar capacity since 2015
share of nuclear in the power mix
Institutions & Energy Policy
The institutional framework of the energy sector is based on the subsidiarity principle, i.e. the sharing of responsibilities between the federal authorities, the three provincial authorities (or regions) (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels) and the local authorities.
Since 2000, all the gas consumed is imported (20.5 bcm in 2019). In 2019, 83% of the gas was imported by pipe and 17% as LNG; gas imports came mainly from the Netherlands (50%), Norway (39%), and Qatar (13%) (2018). Long-term contracts for more than five years accounted for about 43% of imports in 2019 (62% in 2012, 80% in 2007).
Taxes on motor fuels are high at around 60% of consumer prices for gasoline and diesel (excise tax of €60c/l).
Gasoline prices stood at €1.47/l in 2019 and diesel prices rose at €1.52/l.
Graph: GASOLINE & DIESEL PRICES (€/l)
Total energy consumption per capita is 55% higher than the EU average, at 4.8 toe (2019). The difference is mainly due to a higher final consumption per capita (+1.3 toe). Electricity consumption per capita is 31% above the EU average and amounted to around 7 250 kWh in 2019.
Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)
Issues & Prospects
According to the Federal Planning Bureau's (FPB) "Economic Outlook 2019-2024", the total and final energy consumption will increase by 5% and 3%, respectively, between 2018 and 2024.
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In the Belgium energy market report you will find the following tables:
The Belgium energy market data since 1990 and up to 2018 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Belgium country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.
Key Data included in the excelsheet:
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