Electricity in Spain doubled the average price of the EU in the first half of 2022

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The price of electricity in homes in Spain rose 32.2% during the first half of this 2022, an increase of more than double the points that those registered, on average, by the group of countries of the European Union (13%) compared to the first half of last 2021.

The natural gas price in domestic consumption also rose in Spain 4.3 points above the European average, registering an increase of 29.8% of the cost in Spain Y 25.5% in the group of twenty-sevenas published on Monday by the Eurostat community statistical agency.

During the first six months of 2022, on average, households in the European Union (EU) paid 25.3 euros for 100 kilowatts of electricity, including all taxes and levies, while for gas they paid 8.6 euros for each 100 kilowatts they consumed.

This meant an increase of 3.3 euros more than average compared to the first half of 2021, where households in the Twenty-seven paid 22 euros for every 100 kWh of electricity, and an increase of 2.2 euros in the cost of natural gas compared to the same period last year, when they paid 6 .4 euros. Eurostat pointed to the Russian war of invasion of Ukraine as one of “the main causes” of this increase in energy prices, as stated in a statement.

The community statistical office also highlighted that the weight of state taxes and public charges in final bills was reduced on average in the EU by 15.5% in the case of electricity and by 8.6% in that of gas, due to the discount policies put in place by the governments.

By countries, The Czech Republic is the Member State where the price of electricity increased the most during the first half of 2022, with an increase of 62%, and Estonia is the one with the largest increase in gas, up to 154% compared to the first six months of 2021.

Lithuania (110%) and Bulgaria (108%) are behind Estonia when it comes to the increase in natural gas, an energy that rose in all the Member States for which Eurostat has data, with the exception of Hungary, which reduced by 0.5 the domestic price of gas, since it applies a price regulation.

When it comes to the electricity bill, apart from Hungary, there are four other countries that also managed to lower prices compared to those of the first half of 2021, thanks, according to Eurostat, to government subsidies: these are the Netherlands (with a reduction of 54%), Slovenia (-16%), Poland (-3%), Portugal (-1%) and Hungary itself (- 1%). On the other hand, in absolute terms, the EU households that paid the most for domestic electricity consumption during the first half of this 2022 were, expressed in euros, Denmark (45.6), Belgium (33.8), Germany ( 32.8) and Italy (31.2).

Source: lainformacion.com

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