Imports meet over half of EU energy consumption in 2014
Data from Eurostat has shown that during 2014 the EU was 53.4% dependent on imports to meet its energy demands. The bloc’s dependency on energy imports was higher in 2014 than 2013, although it was lower than the record high experienced in 2008. Year-on-year dependency has varied by as much as 10% since 1990; however it has remained above 50% since 2004. Among the member states consuming the largest amounts of energy, the UK was the least dependent on energy imports (45.5%). The least dependent member states overall were Estonia (8.9%), Denmark (12.8%), and Romania (17.0%). The most dependent member state was Malta (97.7%).