1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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An overview of the supply and use of energy in Australia in 2009–10 is shown in diagram 19.4. Australia's total energy supply is derived from primary energy production plus imports of energy. In 2009–10, Australia produced 17,282 petajoules of primary energy products and imported 2,014 petajoules of energy products, mainly crude oil and refined petroleum products.

Australia's 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 2009–10 was exported (13,702 PJ), with black coal (8,327 PJ) and uranium (3,551 PJ) accounting for 87% of exports. More information on imports and exports of Australia's energy is provided later in the chapter.

Of the 5,925 petajoules of energy available for domestic use in 2009–10, 2,947 petajoules were used by industry, 1,015 petajoules used by households and 1,963 petajoules of energy were lost in the conversion process, transmission and distribution.



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Statistics contained in the Year Book are the most recent available at the time of preparation. In many cases, the ABS website and the websites of other organisations provide access to more recent data. Each Year Book table or graph and the bibliography at the end of each chapter provides hyperlinks to the most up to date data release where available.