In the EU28, household electricity prices1 rose by 2.8% on average between the second half of 2012 and the second half of 2013, after an increase of 6.0% between the second half of 2011 and 2012.
Household gas prices2 increased by 1.0% on average in the EU28 between the second half of 2012 and 2013, after a rise of 8.2% between the second half of 2011 and 2012. These figures come from an article3 published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Change in electricity prices ranged from a decrease of 15% in Cyprus to an increase of 22% in Estonia.
Between the second half of 2012 and the second half of 2013, the highest increases in household electricity prices in national currency were registered in Estonia (+22%), Greece (+20%), Romania (+17%), France and Lithuania (both +10%). The highest decreases were observed in Cyprus (-15%), Hungary (-14%), Spain (-9%) and Bulgaria (-8%), while prices remained stable or nearly stable in Latvia, Malta and Finland.
Expressed in euro, average household electricity prices in the second half of 2013 were lowest in Bulgaria (€8.8 per 100 kWh), Romania (€12.8) and Hungary (€13.3) and highest in Denmark (€29.4), Germany (€29.2) Cyprus (€24.8) and Ireland (€24.1). The average electricity price in the EU28 was €20.1 per 100 kWh.