SUPPLY AND USE
An overview of the supply and use of energy in Australia in 2007-08 is shown in diagram 19.4. Australia's total energy supply is derived from primary energy production plus imports of primary energy. In 2007-08 Australia produced 17,452 PJ of primary energy products (including stock changes and statistical differences) and imported 1,880 PJ of primary energy products, mainly crude oil.
Australia's primary energy products can be exported, converted into other (derived) energy products used by Australian households and industry, or stockpiled for future consumption. Most of the energy produced in Australia in 2007-08 was exported (13,559 PJ), the bulk of which was black coal (7,183 PJ) and uranium (4,765 PJ). More information on imports and exports of Australia's energy is provided in the section
International trade in energy products of this chapter.
In 2007-08, 5,773 PJ of energy was available for domestic use, of which 4,494 PJ of primary energy was transformed into 2,638 PJ of derived energy. Losses from the production of derived energy, through the conversion process, distribution and transmission, accounted for 1,856 PJ of energy use. Australia's end users of energy, comprising households and industry (excluding the conversion sectors), used 3,917 PJ of energy, approximately one-fifth of the total energy supply.
19.4 Energy supply and use - 2007-08