Sweden energy report

This analysis includes a comprehensive Sweden 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 2020 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.

Sweden energy report
June 2021
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  • The country targets to generate 100% of its electricity from renewables in 2040 and to reach carbon neutrality in 2045.
  • The common renewable obligation system with Norway will end in 2035, instead of 2045.
  • Sweden has the world's highest CO2 tax for the residential and services sectors.
  • The energy market is dominated by state-owned companies, Vattenfall for power and Swedegas for natura gas.
  • Vattenfall and Fortum generate 2/3 of the power.
  • Carbon free sources represent 99% of the power mix, 70% of which for renewables.
  • The country exports large volumes of electricity, but imports all its oil and gas needs.
  • Electricity prices in industry are among the lowest in Europe.
  • District heating prices vary from single to double across the different cities.
  • Nuclear, hydro, and wind make up 42% of the energy mix.
  • Oil consumption has dropped by one third since 2002.
  • More than 5 GW of wind is under construction.
  • Five nuclear reactors could be forced to close over 2024-2028.


target to achieve net zero emissions

5.2 GW

of wind capacity under construction


share of biofuels in road transport consumption


  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Ministry of Infrastructure oversees the energy policy.

    The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for the climate policy.

    The Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation (MEI) is tasked with managing the state-owned company portfolio.

  • Energy Supply


    Sweden does not produce oil. In 2020, Sweden imported around 20 Mt of crude oil, mainly from Norway (65%).

  • Energy Prices


    The prices of gasoline and diesel are similar (1.34€/l and €1.35/l, respectively, in 2020). Taxes, including VAT, account for around 67% of gasoline prices and 53% of diesel prices (2020). The average gasoline price is 5% higher than the EU average and the price of diesel is 10% above the EU average.


  • Energy Consumption

    In 2020, total energy consumption per capita was 4.5 toe (around 50% above the EU average). At 11 800 kWh, the country's electricity consumption per capita is the second highest in the EU (2.2 times higher than the EU average).


  • Issues & Prospects

    According to the Swedish Energy Agency's (STEM) long-term energy scenarios 2018, the country's total consumption should decrease by 16%-20% by 2050.

Table of Contents


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List of Graphs

Below is a list of the Sweden energy market report graphs:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2020, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2020, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (€/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (€c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Gas prices for industry and households (€c/kWh GCV)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total consumption market share by energy (2020, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final consumption market share by sector (2020, %)
  • GRAPH 11: Oil consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 12: Oil consumption breakdown by sector (2020, %)
  • GRAPH 13: Electricity consumption (TWh)
  • GRAPH 14: Electricity consumption breakdown by sector (2020, %)
  • GRAPH 15: Natural gas consumption (bcm)
  • GRAPH 16: Gas consumption breakdown by sector (2020, %)
  • GRAPH 17: Coal consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 18: Coal consumption breakdown by sector (2020, %)

List of Tables

In the Sweden energy market report you will find the following tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GDP growth, imports and exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil and gas reserves, electric and refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All are detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data including consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source and sector, and electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Single table displaying the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.
  • Infrastructure Projects: Covers power plant projects by energy, technology, status and operator, gas plant projects by status and operator and LNG contracts.

Data (Excel Sheet)

The Sweden energy market data since 1990 and up to 2020 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Sweden country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.

Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Sweden Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Sweden energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

The Sweden country report is complemented with a national power generation dashboard (excel file) from our Power Plant Tracker Service.

Data included in the excelsheet:

  • New capacities: Current power mix, installed capacity at date, capacity under construction and under development.
  • Power Sector Performances: Historical data on installed capacity, power generation, thermal power plants inputs, average thermal power plant efficiency, CO2 emissions of the power sector, carbon factor of the power sector.


Projections Data (Excel Sheet)

The Sweden country dashboards are complemented with country forecasts from EnerFuture (excel file) with scenario comparison.

Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Demand: Primary energy consumption, final energy consumption, by fuel, by sector.
  • Power: Electricity generation & capacities, by technology.
  • CO2: Total CO2 emissions.
  • Macro-economy: Main macro-economic assumptions.
  • Key indicators: Energy intensity, share of renewables, CO2 emissions per capita and per unit of GDP.

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