4604.0 - Energy Account, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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Physical supply and use of energy products

Australia's net energy increased 2.1% to 24,180 petajoules (PJ) in 2017-18.

Australia’s energy was supplied from:

  • Direct extraction from the environment (21,879 PJ)
  • Imports (2,301 PJ)


In terms of direct extraction Australia’s energy supply came from the following commodities:
  • Black coal, 12,370 PJ
  • Natural gas, 4,824 PJ
  • Uranium, 3,127 PJ
  • Crude oil, 589 PJ
  • Brown coal, 473 PJ
  • LPG, 112 PJ
  • Bagasse, 100 PJ
  • Wood/ wood waste, 94 PJ
  • Hydro, 58 PJ
  • Wind, 55 PJ
  • Solar, 53 PJ


Australia’s energy was used by:
  • Exports (18,609 PJ)
  • Industry (2,904 PJ)
  • Households (1,285 PJ)

The remainder of energy produced was either lost in transformation or reflects inventory changes.

Figure 1. Domestic energy use by industry and households
Figure 1 shows Domestic energy use by industry and households


Renewable energy supply used for electricity has continued to increase:
  • Hydro produced 2% less energy, suppling 58 PJ
  • Solar produced 18% more energy, supplying 53 PJ
  • Wind produced 22% more energy, supplying 55 PJ

Figure 2. Electricity, Hydro, Solar, and Wind energy supply
Figure 2 shows  Electricity, Hydro, Solar, and Wind energy supply


In terms of energy exports:
  • Black Coal exports increased 1% to 10,761 PJ
  • Uranium exports increased 15% to 3,815 PJ
  • LNG exports increased 18% to 3,376 PJ

Figure 3. Selected energy exports by product
Figure 3 shows Selected energy exports by product