Commercial/Institutional Secondary Energy Use (Final Demand) by Activity Type and Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Energy Use for Wholesale Trade (PJ)a 53.2   55.9 54.0 53.1 56.3

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)a
Electricity 18.8   22.3 22.8 20.6 21.4
Natural Gas 29.0   29.9 27.3 29.1 31.4
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 3.5   0.8 0.5 1.0 1.2
Heavy Fuel Oil 0.6   0.5 0.8 0.2 0.3
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 1.2   2.3 2.6 2.1 1.9

Activity
Floor Space (million m2)b 38.61   45.34 45.52 45.88 46.33
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2)a,b 1.38   1.23 1.19 1.16 1.21
Total Energy Use for Retail Trade (PJ)a 123.0   157.5 153.3 151.2 161.3

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)a
Electricity 43.7   62.9 64.6 58.4 61.2
Natural Gas 66.9   84.1 77.4 82.8 89.6
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 8.2   2.6 1.7 3.2 4.0
Heavy Fuel Oil 1.5   1.3 2.2 0.6 0.9
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 2.6   6.6 7.4 6.2 5.6

Activity
Floor Space (million m2)b 80.84   116.22 117.52 119.26 121.19
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2)a,b 1.52   1.35 1.30 1.27 1.33
Total Energy Use for Transportation and Warehousing (PJ)a 45.1   38.1 36.4 35.8 37.8

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)a
Electricity 14.7   13.4 13.5 12.0 12.4
Natural Gas 25.0   22.0 19.9 21.3 22.6
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 3.9   0.7 0.5 0.8 1.1
Heavy Fuel Oil 0.7   0.5 0.7 0.2 0.2
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 0.9   1.5 1.8 1.5 1.4

Activity
Floor Space (million m2)b 33.92   33.69 33.61 33.64 33.75
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2)a,b 1.33   1.13 1.08 1.06 1.12
Total Energy Use for Information and Cultural Industries (PJ)a 14.2   20.4 20.0 19.6 21.1

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)a
Electricity 5.1   8.2 8.6 7.7 8.0
Natural Gas 7.0   10.8 9.9 10.5 11.5
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 1.5   0.5 0.4 0.6 0.7
Heavy Fuel Oil 0.3   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 0.3   0.9 1.0 0.8 0.8

Activity
Floor Space (million m2)b 8.97   14.29 14.50 14.73 14.99
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2)a,b 1.58   1.43 1.38 1.33 1.41

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.

Sources:

a) Statistics Canada, Report on Energy Supply and Demand in Canada, 1990-2014, CANSIM (Table 128-0016), Ottawa, 2016.
b) Informetrica Limited, The Informetrica Model, 1990-2011. Data for 2012 onward are provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada. They assumed responsibility for operating The Informetrica Model as Informetrica Limited ceased its operations.