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

Energy supply

Australia's supply of energy products, in basic prices, was valued at $202 billion, of which:

  • Domestic supply accounted for 83%, at $168 billion
  • Imports accounted for 17%, at $33 billion

Domestic supply was composed of:
  • Coal, accounting for $65 billion
  • Electricity, accounting for $22 billion
  • Oil, accounting for $8 billion
  • Supply of gas and petroleum product estimates not available for publication

The key industries supplying energy products were:
  • Mining, supplying $120 billion
  • Manufacturing, supplying $25 billion
  • Electricity, gas, water and waste, supplying $19 billion

Figure 1. Monetary supply of energy, by industry and imports
Figure 1 shows Monetary supply of energy, by industry and imports


Energy use

Australia’s use of energy, in purchaser prices, was valued at $255 billion, of which:
  • Domestic consumption accounted for 60% at $153 billion
  • Exports accounted for 40%, at $103 billion

Domestic use was composed of:
  • Petroleum products, accounting for $66 billion
  • Electricity generation, accounting for $47 billion
  • Gas, accounting for $24 billion
  • Oil, accounting for $11 billion
  • Coal, accounting for $5 billion

In terms of consumers of energy the following were major users:
  • Households consumed $50 billion
  • Manufacturing consumed $26 billion
  • Transport consumed $17 billion

The key energy exports valued in the energy account were:
  • Coal, at $61 billion
  • Gas, at $32 billion

Note that uranium exports are not valued in this account.

Figure 2. Monetary use of energy by industry and households
Figure 2 shows Monetary use of energy by industry and households