1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2008  
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An overview of the supply and use of energy in Australia in 2005-06 is shown in diagram 19.4. Australia's total energy supply is comprised of primary energy production plus imports of energy. In 2005-06 Australia produced 16,729 PJ of primary energy products (including stock changes and statistical differences) and imported 1,549 PJ of energy products, mainly crude oil.

Australia's supply of primary energy products can be exported, converted into other (derived) energy products used by Australian households and industry, or stockpiled for future consumption. Most of the energy produced in Australia in 2005-06 was exported (12,637 PJ), the bulk of which was black coal (6,582 PJ) and uranium (4,819 PJ). More information on imports and exports of Australia's energy is provided in International trade in energy products.

In 2005-06, 5,641 PJ of energy was available for domestic use, of which 4,317 PJ of primary energy was transformed into 2,461 PJ of derived energy. Losses from the production of derived energy, through the conversion process, distribution and transmission, accounted for 1,856 PJ of energy use. Australia's end users of energy, comprising households and industry (excluding the conversion sectors), used 3,785 PJ of energy, approximately one-fifth of the total energy supply.

19.4 Energy supply and use - 2005-06
Diagram: 19.4 Energy supply and use—2005–06

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