LNG importer in the world
This analysis includes a comprehensive Japan 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 2019 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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LNG importer in the world
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annual decrease in energy intensity since 2010
Institutions & Energy Policy
The METI, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, is in charge of the energy sector through ANRE, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. ANRE has three departments: the Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department, the Natural Resources and Fuel Department, and the Electricity and Gas Industry Department.
Three companies account for more than 80% of the gas supply: Tokyo Gas (15 bcm of sales in FY 2019), Osaka Gas (7.9 bcm in FY 2019),and Toho Gas (3.9 bcm in FY 2019). There are around 200 gas companies, 85% of which are private; they are grouped together in JGA, Japan Gas Association.
Japan is the world's largest LNG importer. Imports increased rapidly between 2010 and 2014 in order to compensate the drop in nuclear production. Since then, imports declined by 3.3%/yearto 98 bcm in 2019. LNG imports represent 22% of the world's total LNG trade.
Despite reductions imposed by the METI, the price of electricity in industry is still high in comparison to other OECD countries (27% higher than in the EU in 2019), but closer for households (7% higher than in the EU). Prices were US$16.4c/kWh for industry and US$25.4c/kWh for households in 2019.
Energy consumption per capita decreased from 4.1 toe in 2000 to 3.3 toe in 2019 (9% above the EU level). Electricity consumption per capita was around 7400 kWh in 2019 (34% above the EU level).
Total energy consumption has been decreasing since 2010 (by 2%/year on average) to 420 Mtoe in 2019.
Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)
Issues & Prospects
Using its Global Energy Forecasting Model POLES (baseline called Enerblue 2019), Enerdata foresees the share of oil to account for 30% of the primary energy consumption by 2040, while the share of natural gas would be around 25% and the share of coal around 13%. The remainder (32%) would be covered by nuclear, renewables and biomass.
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In the Japan energy market report you will find the following tables:
The Japan energy market data since 1990 and up to 2019 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Japan 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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