Table 39b Average energy consumption of clothes washers by type, 1990–2017 (kWh/litre)
Model year Front-loading Top-loading Total
1990 n/a n/a 16.75
1991 n/a n/a 15.74
1992 n/a n/a 15.26
1993 n/a n/a 14.18
1994 n/a n/a 12.72
1995 n/a n/a 12.38
1996 n/a n/a 11.83
1997 n/a n/a 11.68
1998 n/a n/a 11.13
1999 3.60 11.15 10.53
2000 3.58 11.08 10.19
2001 3.78 10.71 9.75
2002 3.97 10.19 9.29
2003 3.55 9.62 8.43
2004 3.25 8.12 6.79
2005 2.67 6.98 5.22
2006 2.41 6.27 4.50
2007 2.16 4.63 3.30
2008 2.07 4.29 2.97
2009 1.93 3.48 2.55
2010 1.56 3.24 2.25
2011 1.39 2.95 2.07
2012 1.30 3.04 2.15
2013 1.16 2.94 2.09
2014 1.10 2.57 1.86
2015 1.04 2.20 1.63
2016 0.95 2.03 1.53
2017* 0.79 1.54 1.18

* Energy consumption figures from 2017 onwards represent changes introduced in line with Amendment 13 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations and are not directly comparable to previous years' data.

Notes:

Numbers are not additive
n/a stands for not available