The prices reflect what the consumers of electricity and natural gas are paying at three price levels. The statistical data is broken down by households and industry.
The prices are recorded based on three price definitions, since the price must cover the commodity as well as the distribution, energy taxes and VAT:
For household customers, the price including settled taxes and VAT is the most relevant one, as this price represents their purchase price.
For non-household customers, the price including actual taxes is the most relevant one, as enterprises can reclaim a major part of the energy taxes and VAT.
For producers and distributors of energy, the price of energy and distribution is the most relevant one with respect to their situation in the market.
The prices are calculated for size groups according to annual consumption. EU legislation on these statistics determines the size groups. Especially for distribution, the price per energy unit depends very much on the size of the consumption.
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