EU MEMBER STATE SPENDING ON RUSSIAN FOSSIL FUELS

How many millions (M) of euros from the EU has been spent on Russian coal, oil, and gas since the war on Ukraine began on 24 February?

This counter uses pricing models to predict what is paid under contracts that are not publicly disclosed. This provides a “best estimate” that is more likely to reflect the actual payments, but also likely to result in lower cost estimates than those using more simplistic calculations valuing imports at spot prices. Full methodology here.
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TOTAL AMOUNT:
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If the EU member states spent at least this much money on a mix of green solutions, we could have:

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HOMES
FOOTBALL FIELDS
OF SOLAR PV
ONSHORE
WIND TURBINES
OFFSHORE
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INSULATED
HEAT
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See methodology here.

It is more important and urgent than ever to rapidly scale up sustainable and community-friendly renewable solutions, and roll out measures to save energy and electrify our societies. This is the only way to regain control on energy prices, to ensure Europe remains on track with the Paris agreement to protect our climate, and to stop money flowing to aggressive fossil fuel regimes like Russia.

How much does each EU member state spend per year?

This is what each EU country spent on Russian coal, oil, and fossil gas in 2021, according to UN Comtrade trade data (2019 data is shown when 2021 is not yet available. Data for 2020 is not representative due to the impact of COVID-19).

Fossil gas imports are apportioned to countries using Eurostat energy trade data.

N/A means no meaningful imports, or no data.


Austria



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €2093m (data for 2019)

  • Coal: €118m
  • Oil: €219m
  • Gas: €1757m

Belgium



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €2417m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €158m
  • Oil: €1460m
  • Gas: €799m

Bulgaria



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €2784m (data for 2019)

  • Coal: €73m
  • Oil: €2136m
  • Gas: €575m

Croatia



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €581m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €61m
  • Oil: €119m
  • Gas: €401m

Republic of Cyprus



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €13m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €7m
  • Oil: €5m
  • Gas: €1m

Czech Republic



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €4779m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €30m
  • Oil: €1571m
  • Gas: €3179m

Denmark



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €796m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €6m
  • Oil: €790m
  • Gas: N/A

Estonia



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €680m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: N/A
  • Oil: €510m
  • Gas: €170m

Finland



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €3735m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €135m
  • Oil: €3479m
  • Gas: €122m

France



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €8173m (data for 2019)

  • Coal: €347m
  • Oil: €5685m
  • Gas: €2140m

Germany



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €24116m (data for 2019)

  • Coal: €1562m
  • Oil: €14641m
  • Gas: €7913m

Greece



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €3636m (data for 2019)

  • Coal: €22m
  • Oil: €2924m
  • Gas: €690m

Hungary



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €3646m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €36m
  • Oil: €1566m
  • Gas: €2045m

Ireland



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €252m (data for 2019)

  • Coal: €4m
  • Oil: €247m
  • Gas: N/A

Italy



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €14304m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €738m
  • Oil: €3771m
  • Gas: €9795m

Latvia



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €519m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €1m
  • Oil: €101m
  • Gas: €418m

Lithuania



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €3173m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €21m
  • Oil: €2827m
  • Gas: €324m

Luxembourg



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €3m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €1m
  • Oil: N/A
  • Gas: €2m

Malta



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €280m (data for 2019)

  • Coal: N/A
  • Oil: €280m
  • Gas: N/A

Netherlands



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €13489m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €441m
  • Oil: €11683m
  • Gas: €1365m

Poland



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €9238m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €681m
  • Oil: €8070m
  • Gas: €487m

Portugal



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €629m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: N/A
  • Oil: €374m
  • Gas: €255m

Romania



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €2502m (data for 2019)

  • Coal: €122m
  • Oil: €2119m
  • Gas: €261m

Slovakia



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €5140m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €96m
  • Oil: €2270m
  • Gas: €2774m

Slovenia



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €271m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €2m
  • Oil: €102m
  • Gas: €167m

Spain



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €5085m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €228m
  • Oil: €3867m
  • Gas: €991m

Sweden



Total spent on Russian fossil fuels: €1125m (data for 2021)

  • Coal: €93m
  • Oil: €938m
  • Gas: €94m
It is the moral duty of all Europeans to make every effort to urgently end Russian, and all fossil fuel dependence, in our economies.

Transitioning our energy systems to use less energy and be based completely on renewable energy sources is an overriding priority that will help end this terrible war in the short term, safeguard peace, and address the climate crisis that threatens our planet.

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