🇧🇪 Electricity Imports of Belgium

Since the start of the millennium, Belgium has decreased its imports of electricity due to increasingly stable domestic markets. In 2022, the region was a net exporter of electricity. Belgium is part of the European transmission system and Europe's internal energy market which allows for easy trade of electrical power across countries in the region.

In order to harmonise and liberalise the EU’s internal energy market, measures have been adopted since 1996 to address market access, transparency and regulation, consumer protection, supporting interconnection, and adequate levels of supply. These measures aim to build a more competitive, customer-centred, flexible and non-discriminatory EU electricity and gas market with market-based supply prices. In so doing, they strengthen and expand the rights of individual customers and energy communities, address energy poverty, clarify the roles and responsibilities of market participants and regulators and address the security of the supply of electricity, gas and oil, as well as the development of trans-European networks for transporting electricity and gas. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the resulting energy crisis, the structure of the EU energy market has been undergoing profound structural changes.
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/factsheets/en/sheet/45/internal-energy-market

Net Electricity Imports of Belgium (2000-2022)

Between the year 2000 and 2022, Belgium net imports of electricity has decreased with 10.92 Terrawatt-hours (TWh). When compared with the start of the millenium, Belgium imported -252.19% less electricity in 2022.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 4.33 % %
2001 9.11 4.78% 110.39%
2002 7.59 -1.52% -16.68%
2003 6.41 -1.18% -15.55%
2004 7.78 1.37% 21.37%
2005 6.3 -1.48% -19.02%
2006 10.16 3.86% 61.27%
2007 6.78 -3.38% -33.27%
2008 10.6 3.82% 56.34%
2009 -1.84 -12.44% -117.36%
2010 0.55 2.39% %
2011 2.54 1.99% 361.82%
2012 9.94 7.4% 291.34%
2013 9.64 -0.3% -3.02%
2014 17.6 7.96% 82.57%
2015 21.0 3.4% 19.32%
2016 6.18 -14.82% -70.57%
2017 6.02 -0.16% -2.59%
2018 17.33 11.31% 187.87%
2019 -1.85 -19.18% -110.68%
2020 -0.33 1.52% %
2021 -7.88 -7.55% %
2022 -6.59 1.29% %

What does Net Imports mean?

A net importer is an entity that imports more than it exports. In this case, net imports a specified with a postive or a negative number, if the number is positive, the entity imported more electricity than it exported. If the number is negative, the entity exported more than it imported.

What does YoY change mean?

Year over Year change (YoY change) measures the percentage of growth in an annualized metric across two comparable periods, in this case the current calendar year relative to the previous calendar year.

Formula:

YoY change = (final value – initial value) / initial value * 100

What does YoY absolute change mean?

Year over Year absolute change (YoY absolute change) refers to the simple difference in the indicator over two periods in time

Formula:

YoY absolute change = final value – initial value

Data Information

Data found on this page is a derivative of Ember-Climate Yearly electricity data.

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Ember-Climate Yearly Electricity Data

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