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Dataset | 1 January 2013

Animal waste


Data on consumption, production, transformation and supply of animal waste for energy purposes. Data expressed in Terajoules (TJ).

Consumption data are broken down by sector (e.g. agriculture, forestry and fishing, food and tobacco, households, etc.). Transformation data are broken down by type of plant (electricity, CHP, heat, etc.).

Animal waste (AW), SIEC code 5130: Excreta of animals, meat and fish residues which, when dry, are used directly as a fuel. Remark: This excludes waste used in anaerobic fermentation plants. Fuel gases from these plants are included under biogases.

The data in TJ should be reported on a Net Calorific Value basis. Until the 2010 Questionnaire this product was included under the old product name Other biomass and wastes, creating a small break in series. More details in

The UNSD Annual Questionnaire on Energy Statistics (the “Questionnaire”) is the primary source of information for the UNSD Energy Statistics Database and contributes to the Energy Statistics Yearbook, the Energy Balances and the Electricity Profiles publications. The Energy Balances present energy data in a format showing an overall picture of energy production, trade, conversion and consumption for energy products utilized in the country, while Electricity Profiles contains detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant inputs and efficiencies.