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EU imports of energy products continued to drop in Q2 2023

Following a strong increase in energy imports in the EU between 2021 and 2022, the scenario is different in 2023, with imports dropping for the second quarter in a row when compared with the same period in the previous year.

In the second quarter of 2023, compared with the same quarter of 2022, EU imports decreased by 39.4% in terms of value and 11.3% in terms of net mass (weight expressed in tonnes). These results follow declines of 26.5% and 6.1%, respectively, in the first quarter of this year.

Eurostat, 25 September 2023