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Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) what were the net imports of oil, in million tons, of each of the nine member States of the EEC in 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1974, respectively;(2) what was the dependence of each of the nine member States of the EEC on imported energy in 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1974, respectively;(3) if he will publish in the

Official Report the energy production, in million metric tons of coal equivalent, of each of the nine member States of the EEC in 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1974, respectively, analysing such production between coal, crude oil, natural gas and other sources;

(4) what was the energy consumption, in million metric tons of coal equivalent, of each of the nine member States of the EEC in 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1974, respectively;

(5) what were the net imports of coal, in million tons, of each of the nine member States of the EEC in 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1974, respectively;

(6) what percentage of the total energy consumption of each of the nine member countries of the EEC came from coal in 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1974, respectively;

(7) how much coal was produced by each of the nine member States of the EEC in 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1974, respectively.

The range of statistics asked for has not been published by EEC in respect of all member states of the enlarged Community. The following figures have been derived from the sources indicated using the conventions adopted by the United Nations Statistical Office for calculating tonnes of coal equivalent. Figures for 1974 are not yet available nor are comparable figures of coal imports in 1950.

Germany

France

Italy

Netherlands

Belgium

Luxembourg

United Kingdom

Ireland

Denmark

(see Note on sources)

Energy production (million tonnes of coal, or coal equivalent)

Total (m. tonnes c.e.)
1950152·254·44·913·227·3220·80·20·3Q. 103
1955183·661·310·413·530·0225·60·30·3
1960183·369·118·415·422·6197·62·10·8
1965183·969·920·416·920·0193·42·10·7
1970174·359·326·449·011·6163·62·7
of which:— Coal (m. tonnes)
1950126·250·81·012·227·3219·80·2Q. 107
1955149·155·31·111·929·9225·20·2
1960143·256·00·712·522·5196·70·2
1965135·551·40·411·419·8190·50·2
1970111·437·40·34·311·4144·60·2
Crude oil (m. tonnes c.e.)
19501·50·20·90·2
19554·11·20·41·30·2
19607·22·92·72·50·2
196510·24·33·03·10·1
19709·83·42·02·50·2
Natural gas (m. tonnes c.e.)
19500·10·30·7
19550·50·44·80·20·1
19601·23·88·60·50·1
19654·56·710·42·40·10·3
197017·39·117·542·10·115·0

Germany

France

Italy

Netherlands

Belgium

Luxembourg

United Kingdom

Ireland

Denmark

(see Note on sources)

Energy production (million tonnes of coal, or coal equivalent)

Total (m. tonnes c.e.)
Other sources (m. tonnes c.e.)
195024·43·13·20·10·80·3
195529·94·44·10·10·20·10·3
196031·76·46·40·61·90·8
196533·77·56·60·12·51·90·7
197035·79·46·60·10·13·82·5

Energy consumption (m. tonnes c.e.)

1950133·685·229·519·831·3223·63·39·0Q. 104
1955177·993·834·725·637·5254·93·811·1
1960203·6110·556·430·937·5258·55·213·0
1965250·3144·892·742·346·3279·46·519·5
1970317·1193·0144·166·259·6299·49·028·8

Net imports of coal (a) (m. tonnes)

1950 (b)··················Q. 105
1955-5·64·910·36·5-3·50·3-2·61·85·1
1960-11·28·79·74·71·60·2-5·61·64·0
1965-5·011·110·65·25·00·1-3·81·33·6
1970-6·012·612·63·57·00·1-3·11·13·4

Net imports of oil (c) (m. tonnes)

19502·610·34·22·52·014·60·51·6Q. 101
19556·418·011·24·74·624·71·02·9
196025·025·419·68·66·944·11·14·8
196565·650·346·819·214·568·32·29·5
1970115·793·683·529·526·195·73·717·6

Germany

France

Italy

Netherlands

Belgium

Luxembourg

United Kingdom

Ireland

Denmark

(see Note on sources)

Energy production (million tonnes of coal, or coal equivalent)

Total (m. tonnes c.e.)

Solid fuels as percentage (d) of total energy consumption

19509372348091916972Q. 106
19559373336984866061
19607962205176766944
19655946133259664926
1970412991139514113

Dependance on imported energy percentage (e)

1950-17284633108299Q. 102
1955-4346841131190105
1960741604137195797
19653055736159316393
19704672803085406896

Notes:

(a) (Imports)-(Exports+bunkers).
(b) Not available for 1950 on a comparable basis.
(c) (Imports of crude oil and energy petroleum products)-(Exports of crude oil and energy petroleum products+bunkers).
(d) Figures for coal only are not available on a comparable basis for each country for each year.
(e) Imports-(exports+bunkers)/Inland consumption × 100
Imports, exports, bunkers and inland consumption are expressed in coal equivalent. A negative figure indicates net exports (as a percentage of inland consumption). A figure over 100 indicates a stock increase.
·· Not available.
— Nil or less than half the last digit shown.

Sources:

United Nations Statistical Papers, Series J: Numbers 1, 3, 8, 15 and 16. These papers do not give separate data for Belgium and Luxembourg. The basis of conversion for hydro-electricity to coal equivalent was changed between Number 1 and 3, but the figures in these tables have been adjusted to a uniform basis for all years.

United Nations Statistical Yearbook, 1956 edition.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Statistics of Energy, 1971 and 1974 editions.

The figures for the United Kingdom take account of amendments since these publications were issued.