World energy use in 2010: over 5% growth

5 May 2011

Energy markets have combined crisis recovery and strong industry dynamism

Analysis of the energy consumption in 2010 of major countries by Enerdata, based on our global energy database.
Energy consumption in the G20 soared by more than 5% in 2010, after the slight decrease of 2009. This strong increase is the result of two converging trends. On the one-hand, industrialized countries, which experienced sharp decreases in energy demand in 2009, recovered firmly in 2010, almost coming back to historical trends. Oil, gas, coal, and electricity markets followed the same trend. On the other hand, China and India, which showed no signs of slowing down in 2009, continued their intense demand for all forms of energy.