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Significant increase in electricity consumption in transport sector
In 2019 gross energy consumption in Latvia comprised 196.7 petajoules, which is 2.4 % less than in 2018.
In 2019 level of electricity produced in CHP plants remained the persistently high
Over the last two years from 2018 to 2019 the highest indicators characterizing activities of combined heat and power plants were observed as amount of electricity produced in CHP plants increased.
The brochure contains tables and graphs depicting information on the social and economic situation in Latvia. The data are based on the provisional statistical information and covers the year 2019 in comparison with the previous years.
The Statistical Yearbook of Latvia is the most exhaustive annual publication of statistical information on the national economy and socio-economic processes in the country. The publication reflects data on 2018, compared to previous years.
The collection of statistics contains climate change statistics – greenhouse gas emissions, consumption of energy resources, natural resources and consumption thereof (material flows, resource productivity, forestry, fishing, hunting, and waste management), and environmental protection expenditure as well as environmental quality (air pollution and quality).
In 2018, consumption of renewable energy resources dropped by 4.5 %
In 2018 gross consumption of renewable energy sources in Latvia amounted to 76.8 petajoules. Compared to 2017, consumption of RES has declined by 4.5 %, whereas over the past five years – by 13.1 %.
Energy consumption upturn in both production and consumption
In 2018 gross energy consumption in Latvia comprised 202.3 petajoules, which is 5.9 % more than in 2017.
Last year, amount of electricity produced in CHP plants rose by 39 %
In 2018 the amount of electricity produced in combined heat and power plants constituted 4170.0 gigawatt hours, which accounts for 62 % of the total amount of electricity generated in Latvia.