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LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), October 10 (SeeNews) - Final energy consumption in Slovenia increased 4% on the year to 206,000 TJ in 2016, the statistics office said on Tuesday.
The largest consumer was the transport sector with a 39% share, followed by manufacturing and construction with 26%, households with 23% and other users, including agriculture, with 12%, the statistics office said in a statement.
Geothermal and solar thermal energy saw the most significant rise in use in 2016, increasing by 12% on the year, followed by natural gas with 7%, petroleum products with 5%, district heat with 3%, electricity with 2% and renewable energy sources such as wood, biogases, biofuels and wastes with 1%. The consumption of solid fuels decreased by 9%.
In Slovenia almost half, or 47%, of final energy in 2016 was consumed in the form of petroleum products. The second highest share in final energy consumption belonged to electricity with 23%, followed by renewables with 13%, natural gas with 12%, heat with 4% and solid fuels with 1%.
In 2016, households consumed around 48,000 TJ of energy, up 3% on the year, or 23% of total final energy consumption in Slovenia.