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Source: Office for National Statistics, Ricardo Energy and Environment

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Terajoules per million pounds (TJ/£ million)


Energy intensity is calculated by dividing reallocated energy consumption by Gross Value Added (GVA) in constant prices. This is the difference between output and intermediate consumption for any given industry. This means the difference between the value of goods and services produced (output) and the cost of raw materials and other inputs which are used up in production (intermediate consumption).

Data are in constant prices with 2019 defined as the base year. All energy intensity figures exclude consumer expenditure.

As part of Blue Book 2022, the 2020 GVA data went through the supply use balancing process where output and intermediate consumption are accurately measured.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

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