Energy balance data are collected with an aim to compile information on production, imports, exports and consumption of energy resources in the country in compliance with the Annex B to the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 (22 October 2008) on energy statistics as well as to develop energy balance of Latvia.

Definitions

Quantity of oil products delivered to ships of all flags in international passages.

The quantity of energy resources consumed by energy sector to further the extraction and to ensure the operation of transformation sector (NACE Rev. 2 headings 05, 06, 07.21, 08.92, 09.1, 19.20, 35).

Quantity of energy resources transported across the state border to the third countries and to the EU Member states (without commodity flows to customs warehouses and free economic zones), not including transit.

Consumption by industry, transport, households, agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery, and other consumers (NACE Rev. 2 divisions 33, 36–39, 45–47, 52–96, 99).

Gross consumption of charcoal is negative (Production + Imports – Exports + Stock changes + Statistical difference) because charcoal is produced from firewood, therefore production is shown in charcoal production item in the Transformation sector.

In this case charcoal balance is calculated as follows: Volume of charcoal produced in transformation sector + Imports – Exports + Stock changes + Statistical difference = Final consumption.

Quantity of energy resources transported across the state border from the third countries and from the European Union (EU) Member States (without commodity flows from customs warehouses and free economic zones), not including transit.

Losses and shortage of energy resources (oil products, natural gas etc.) emerging during transportation and supply, storing or recycling.

Consumption of energy resources by other consumers – NACE 33, 36–39, 45–47, 52–96, 99 divisions.

Consumption of energy resources by households, agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and by other consumers – NACE 33, 36–39, 45–47, 52–96, 99 divisions.

Energy resources produced from natural raw materials. Production of electricity in hydropower plants and electric power plants.

Difference between the opening stock level (on the first day of the year) and closing stock level (on the last day of the year).

Stock build is shown as a negative number and a stock draw is shown as a positive number.

Consumption of energy resources by transformation sector, energy sector, all sectors of national economy, as well as by households.

Result of oil product reclassification, which emerges from mixing of oil products or when using them as additive to other oil products.

Represents the value of fuel consumed for the production of electricity and fuel consumed for production of sold heat.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

News releases


Date Title
17.05.2018 Activities of CHP plants in 2017
20.06.2018 Energy Consumption in 2017
05.09.2018 Consumption of renewable energy resources in 2017

Publications

Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications and subscribe for paper publications in section Publications.

Data on energry are available in the statistical yearbooks and in the monthly bulletins. Statistical Yearbooks  and Monthly bulletins are available in E-publications section under topic "General statistics". 

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2016 (only in Latvian) 21.08.2017
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy balance in 2015 (only in Latvian) 19.08.2016
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy balance in 2014 (only in Latvian) 07.08.2015
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy balance in 2013 (only in Latvian) 03.09.2014
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2012 (only in Latvian) 22.07.2013
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2011 (only in Latvian) 06.07.2012
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2010 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2011
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2009 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2010
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2008 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2009
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2007 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2008

Classifications

Energy balance data are compiled in compliance with:

  • EU Combined Nomenclature;
  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities (NACE Rev. 2);
  • Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU);
  • List of products of the European community (PRODCOM) (each corresponding version).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

Read more

Data collection

Survey method and data source

Energy balance data are acquired from several CSB surveys on supply of natural gas, production of heat and electricity, industrial production and sale, trade with third countries (EXTRASTAT) and trade with EU Member States (INSTRASTAT).

Data are acquired also from the Road Traffic Safety Directorate reference year information on the number of motor vehicles that have undergone roadworthiness tests and from the State Revenue Service report "Turnover of oil products (fuel)".

Information is compiled on all sectors of national economy. Data in breakdown by sectors are compiled by the main kind of economic activity.

Target population

Includes all economically active enterprises, budgetary institutions, foundations, associations, funds, peasant and fishermen farms, and religious organisations engaged in the production, imports, exports, consumption and sale of energy resources.

Sample size

Year Sample size
2016 6 384
2015 5 998
2014 5 992
2013 6 024
2012 5 508
2011 5 508
2010 5 506

Statistical processing

For the recalculation of energy balance to terajoules, conversion factors based on net calorific values are used.

The tonne of oil equivalent is a conventional standardised unit defined on the basis of a tonne of oil with a net calorific value of 41 868 kilojoules/kg. The conversion coefficients from the specific units to kgoe (kilogramme of oil equivalent) are thus computed by dividing the conversion coefficients to the kilojoules by 41 868.

Units and conversion factors:

Units of measurement GJ (gigajoule) MWh (megawatthour) TOE
GJ (gigajoule) 1 0.2778 0.0239
MWh (megawatthour) 3.600 1 0.0860
TOE 41.8680 11.630 1

Data revision

Data may be adjusted.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data are available since 1995.

International comparability

Eurostat

The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) compiles and on its home page publishes data on imports, production, exports and consumption of main energy resources on EU-28 and on each country separately. Data are available in the section Statistics/ Environment and energy. In this section you can also find the methodological description.

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Anna Paturska +371 67366957 Senior Officer Anna [dot] Paturska [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

Last update

01.11.2017

Imports and consumption of natural gas

Imports, exports and consumption of oil products

Production, imports, exports and consumption of electricity – annual data

Production, imports, exports and consumption of electricity – monthly data

Production, imports, exports and consumption of renewable energy resources, charcoal and waste

Production, imports, exports and consumption of solid fuel

Explanation of symbols

-

Magnitude zero

0

Less than half of the unit employed

...

Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

X

Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless

.

Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

0

Magnitude zero