Drawing benefits from the harmonisation of methods for the compilation of Energy balances: EU-funded MEDSTAT IV to release regional publication

April 3, 2019
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Statisticians from the ENP-S countries have been very keen at harmonising their energy balances with the norms of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and of Eurostat. In the last few years, with the support of MEDSTAT IV, they consolidated their methods and processes, assessed regularly the progress made and exchanged views among them and with experts from the IEA and the EU. The results of this long investment are today ready to be released under the form of a regional publication of comparable energy balances. The publication, which will be disseminated at the end of May 2019, will present the balances 2017 for each country with a methodological annex and a regional analysis.

A meeting was held on 26-28 march in Vienna, Austria, and focused on the last technical validation of the balances and on the final content and organisation of the future publication. It was also the opportunity to discuss another publication that will be also available at the end of May and that will concern SDG-related indicators related in particular to energy efficiency for the transport sector.

The MEDSTAT IV project provides expertise and technical support to promote the harmonisation of statistics in line with EU and international standards in 6 domains: business register and business, trade and balance of payments, energy, labour market, migration and transport. It follows on the previous phase implemented over the period 2010-2013.


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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia