Kathrine von Graevenitz
Elisa Rottner

energy use patterns in german manufacturing from 2003 to 2017 replication data

The manufacturing sector accounts for a substantial share of the German gross domestic product, employment and carbon emissions. Therefore, reducing its energy use and carbon emissions is of crucial importance to Germany’s energy Transition. In this paper, we analyse energy use patterns in German manufacturing between 2003 and 2017, using rich administrative micro-data. We find that although the manufacturing sector has been faced with rising energy costs as a share of total costs, energy use has not declined except briefly during the economic crisis. We also find that energy intensity, and to a larger degree, carbon intensity follow a decreasing trend between 2003 and 2017. The stronger response of the latter variable can be attributed to changes in the fuel mix. The statistics shown in this paper are based on different modules of the AFiD data (“Amtliche Firmendaten für Deutschland”), specifically: - the panel on industrial plants - the panel on energy use - the cost structure survey DOI for the data are available in the notes of the figures and tables in the paper. Official metadata can be found online (in German): http://www.forschungsdatenzentrum.de/afid.asp. Data are confidential and only accessible onsite in the research data centres of the statistical offices, or through remote execution. For the terms of usage, see: https://www.forschungsdatenzentrum.de/en/terms-use.

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von Graevenitz, Kathrine; Rottner, Elisa (2023): Energy Use Patterns in German Manufacturing from 2003 to 2017 replication data. Version: 1. Journal of Economics and Statistics. Dataset. http://dx.doi.org/10.15456/jbnst.2023139.0517271118

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