07 May 2020, 13:58
Sören Amelang

German household electricity prices second highest in EU

Clean Energy Wire

Household electricity prices in Germany are the second highest in Europe, topped only by prices in Denmark. While Danish households paid 29.2 euros per 100 kWh on average in the second half of 2019, prices in Germany averaged 28.7 euros, according to the EU statistics office Eurostat. Prices were lowest in Bulgaria (9.6 euros) and Hungary (11 euros), compared to an EU average of 21.6 euros. While average prices fell 4.2 percent in Germany compared to a year ago, Danish prices dropped 6.3 percent. The Netherlands recorded the largest increase by far, with 19.6 percent.

"The share of taxes and levies in total household electricity prices varied significantly between member states, ranging from two-thirds in Denmark (64%) and over half in Germany (54%) to only 6 percent in Malta," Eurostat said in a press release, adding that taxes and levies averaged 41 percent in the EU.

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