EU household electricity prices rose by 2.9% in 2014Staff writer ▼ | May 29, 2015
Household electricity prices in the European Union (EU) rose by 2.9 percent on average between the second half of 2013 and the second half of 2014 to reach 20.8 euros per 100 kilowatt hour (kWh), Eurostat said.
Europe statistics Since 2008, electricity prices increased by more than 30%
Household gas prices increased by 2.0 percent on average in the EU between the second halves of 2013 and 2014 to hit 7.2 euros per 100 kWh.
Taxes and levies made up on average in the EU 32 percent of the electricity price charged to households in the second half of 2014, and 23 percent of the gas price.
Across the EU Member States, the highest increase in household electricity prices in national currency between the second half of 2013 and the second half of 2014 was registered by far in France, followed by Luxembourg and Ireland.
In contrast, the most noticeable decrease was observed in Malta, ahead of the Czech Republic and Hungary. ■