This is the eighteenth edition of the Energy Use Data Handbook, 2000 to 2018, which fulfils part of the mandate of Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) to strengthen and expand Canada’s commitment to energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change.

The main objective of the handbook is to provide a statistical overview of Canada’s sectoral energy markets. The GHG emissions figures presented here are for analytical purposes. Readers should consult Environment and Climate Change Canada’s National Inventory Report for the official GHG inventory.

The handbook covers five sectors at an aggregate level: residential, commercial/institutional, industrial, transportation and electricity generation. The year 2000 is the reference year whereas 2018 is the most recent year for which data are available.

This handbook provides data on energy use and GHG emissions as well as information on major activities and relevant indicators influencing energy use. Such data form the foundation for OEE analysis in publications such as Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada, 2000 to 2018, which assesses factors influencing changes in energy use and related changes in GHGs.

A comprehensive database, including most data that the OEE uses for its analysis of historical energy use and GHG emissions, is available on the following website:

For more information on this product or other services, contact

Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street, 18th Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4


Beginning with the release of this Handbook, the OEE has changed the base year related to its National Energy Use Database (NEUD) from 1990 to 2000. This rebasing is to ensure that NEUD reflects developments in trends and structures of Canada’s energy end use and efficiency across sectors. It also synchronizes Canada’s energy use data reporting with changes recently made by the International Energy Agency.