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The energy statistics activities by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) comprise:
UNSD collects energy statistics from more than 190 countries and updates and maintains the Energy Statistics Database, which contains energy statistics for the period 1950-2012. The statistics cover production, trade, transformation and final consumption (end-use) for a range of primary and secondary energy products derived from conventional and non-conventional or renewable energy sources.
The UNSD Annual Questionnaire on Energy Statistics is sent every year to national statistical offices, ministries of energy or other authorities responsible for energy statistics in the country.
The Energy Statistics Database covering the period 1990-2012 is also available in non-aggregated format on-line through UNdata.
The UN Energy Statistics flagship publications:
Statistics on the production of hard coal, lignite, crude petroleum, natural gas and electricity are collected on a monthly basis and are available from the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online. Aggregated data on annual production, trade and apparent consumption of primary energy products are also published in the UNSD Statistical Yearbook.
UNSD is also involved in the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) with the Asia Pacific Energy Research Center (APEC), EUROSTAT, the International Energy Agency (IEA/OECD), the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the International Energy Forum Secretariat (IEFS). The JODI world database can be accessed at http://www.jodidata.org/db.shtm.
UNSD is also involved in developing concepts and methods in the domain of energy statistics to ensure international comparability of energy data and organizes regional seminars and workshops to enhance national statistical capacity building in energy statistics.
The key publications on methodology of the section are: