1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2006  
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An overview of energy supply and use in Australia in 2003-04 is presented in diagram 17.1. Australia's total energy supply comprises primary energy production, plus imports of energy, less stock changes and discrepancies. In 2003-04 Australia produced 15,690 petajoules (PJ) of primary energy products and imported 1,295 PJ of energy products, mainly crude oil.

Australia's supply of primary energy products can be exported, converted into other energy products, used by Australian households and industry, or stockpiled for future consumption. Most of the energy produced in Australia in 2003-04 was exported (11,759 PJ), the bulk of which was black coal (6,208 PJ) and uranium (4,277 PJ). More information on imports and exports of Australia's energy is provided in International trade in energy products .

In 2003-04, 5,346 PJ of energy was available for domestic use, of which, 4,311 PJ of primary energy was transformed into 2,510 PJ of derived energy. Conversion, distribution and transmission losses accounted for 1,801 PJ of energy use. Australia's end users of energy, comprising household and industry (excluding the conversion sectors), used 3,546 PJ of energy, about one-fifth of the total energy supply.

17.1 ENERGY SUPPLY AND USE - 2003-04
Diagram 17.1: ENERGY SUPPLY AND USE - 2003-04

Source: ABARE 2005b, Table A and J.

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