Taxing Energy Use

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Taxing Energy Use 2015

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There are significant differences in the tax rates applied to energy in different OECD & G20 countries. The use of energy is also taxed differently depending on the sector. The highest tax rates apply in the transport sector. In comparison, energy used in heating, process and electricity generation is taxed at lower rates in all countries except Brazil.
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Country
Total economy, EUR per GJ, 2012
Transport, EUR per GJ, 2012
Heating and process, EUR per GJ, 2012
Electricity generation, EUR per GJ, 2012
Indonesia IDN 0 0 0 0
Russia RUS 0 0 0 0
Mexico MEX 0.18 0.57 0.02 0.01
India IND 0.28 2.12 0.14 0.1
China CHN 0.31 2.78 0.19 0.01
United States USA 0.31 1.09 0 0
Brazil BRA 0.35 0 0 1.56
Canada CAN 0.43 1.68 0.09 0
Iceland ISL 0.73 10.97 0.16 0.08
Chile CHL 1.2 5.12 -0.01 0
South Africa ZAF 1.25 8.17 0.18 0.33
Australia AUS 1.58 6.7 0.26 0.01
New Zealand NZL 1.63 5.88 0.06 0
Korea KOR 1.76 10.51 0.47 0.08
Argentina ARG 1.84 8.68 0.2 0.24
Hungary HUN 2.13 9.87 0.16 0.05
Slovak Republic SVK 2.2 9.54 1.1 0.12
Poland POL 2.2 9.34 0.67 0.52
Czech Republic CZE 2.3 12.6 0.29 0.07
Estonia EST 2.31 11.82 0.35 0.41
Belgium BEL 2.53 12.1 0.19 0.41
France FRA 2.55 12.72 0.47 0.1
Japan JPN 2.6 12.47 0.25 0.79
Turkey TUR 2.89 14.74 0.43 0.84
Spain ESP 2.92 9.22 0.69 0.11
Portugal PRT 3.51 11.06 0.48 0.15
Finland FIN 3.85 15.49 2.33 1.52
Norway NOR 3.95 13.72 1.07 2.07
Germany DEU 3.96 15.42 1.07 1.71
Sweden SWE 4.07 15.34 1.41 1.9
Austria AUT 4.43 11.5 1.33 2.57
Slovenia SVN 4.57 11.46 1.39 0.71
United Kingdom GBR 4.6 18.94 0.58 0.6
Italy ITA 5.02 16.69 1.07 1.18
Greece GRC 5.33 15.18 1.62 0.88
Israel ISR 5.39 16.91 2.24 0.35
Ireland IRL 5.42 15.12 2.61 0.16
Netherlands NLD 5.85 15.92 2.05 6.39
Switzerland CHE 6.11 17.89 1.51 1.21
Denmark DNK 6.26 14.31 2.34 6.11
Luxembourg LUX 6.58 10.06 0.23 0.1