Energy intensity of New Zealand industries

1990–2015, Megajoules per NZ dollar of GDP (real 2009/10 prices)


Real GDP data are from Statistics New Zealand (table ref: SNE065AA). Please note that in Energy in New Zealand 2015 the base year for constant prices was changed from 1995/96 to 2009/10 by Statistics New Zealand. Therefore comparisons of this series with previous versions should be done with great care.
Transport is included in the national average because transport supports the entire economy.


Energy intensity: a measure of the energy used (in MJ) per unit of GDP. It is influenced by the composition of industry within the economy, improvements in energy efficiency, and changes in behaviour.
Energy self-sufficiency: the ratio of indigenous production of energy to total primary energy supply (TPES)

Data provided by

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Dataset name

Energy in New Zealand: Energy Indicators 2016


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Energy indicators' from under the 'View webtables' heading half-way down the page.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Energy in New Zealand: Energy Indicators 2016

From the dataset Energy in New Zealand: Energy Indicators 2016, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Energy_Intensity
  • Range: C11:AB15
  • Provided: 130 data points

This data forms the table Energy - Energy intensity 1990–2015.

Dataset originally released on:

October 10, 2016