Energy production

Energy production rose by 4 per cent in 2017–18 to 18,603 PJ. This is consistent with the trend in energy production over the past decade. Coal accounted for 69 per cent of Australia’s energy production in 2017–18, followed by natural gas.

Australia’s energy production has become increasingly export-oriented. Australia is a net exporter of energy, with net exports equal to around 66 per cent of production.

Australian energy production - by fuel type


Source: Department of the Environment and Energy (2019) Australian Energy Statistics, Table J

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Australian energy balance


Source: Department of the Environment and Energy (2019) Australian Energy Statistics, Table J

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