Degree of liberalisation of the gas market in Europe

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Definition

This graph presents the market shares of historic and alternative providers in different EU-28 countries as a volume of natural gas consumed in 2014.

Analysis

We note the major gaps in the degree of openness of gas markets among the European countries. Some countries, like Ireland, see the market share of their historic provider (35,7%) drop in favor of alternative providers, whose number is steadily increasing.

In France, the historic supplier’s share keep decreasing and dropped below 50% in 2014 (47,1% in 2014 vs. 60% in 2012).

Source Eurostat (2014)