Energy consumption in manufacturing industries
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The purpose of energy census for the manufacturing industry is to analyze volume and composition of the energy consumed by the manufacturing industry.
Data on energy consumption by manufacturing industry is provided bi-annual from 1980 and latest 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022.
The energy census for the manufacturing industry covers all work units in industrial companies with at least 20 employees. That is equivalent to approximately 90 per cent of the energy consumption by manufacturing. It covers in principle the consumption of all energy sources in the production excl. external transport.
There is a comprehensive validation of data, to ensure that the consumption is recorded in the correct unit. Further comparison with latest year is part of the validation.
When the reported data have passed the quality checks, they are prepared for needed imputation. Imputation is only carried out for for non-responding units and missing information
The results from the energy census are used by Statistics Denmark to compile energy balances that are used in the national accounts.
Furthermore, the parties involved in energy planning, for instance municipalities, counties, the Energy Authority and affected supply companies, need the information.
A number of industrial associations, private companies and research institutes have also expressed an interest in the results. Furthermore, the energy census is used for energy statistics compiled by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Accuracy and reliability
In general the quality of the statistics is good - especially main figures which builds on aggregates.
At a more detailed level, the results are more uncertain, mainly due to measurement errors.
Timeliness and punctuality
Results are published no later than 8 months after the end of the reference period.
Data on energy consumption by manufacturing industry is provided from 1980 and the concept has almost been kept since.
Time series can be found in The Statbank for the years since 2012.
Accessibility and clarity
Results are published in a news article in august every two years.
Furthermore, some figures will be available through the Stat bank at StatBank.
More information are available on the website: Subject.
By request, Statistics Denmark do client work. Researchers have the opportunity to get access to anonymised micro-data.