This is the 63rd edition of the review, which brings, for the first time, a specific analysis of the performance of the energy sector in Brazil.
The study shows that the lack of rainfall in Brazil last year resulted in changes in the country's energy levels, such as the decline in hydropower production. Its share in total power generation fell to 69%, compared to 75% in 2012 and 81% in 2011. This decline in hydroelectric output contributed to robust growth in oil and natural gas consumption of 6,9 Mtoe and 5,4 Mtoe respectively.
Brazilian energy production declined by 0.4% in 2013 and accounted for 2.0% of the world's total. The consumption in Brazil, however, increased 3.2% in 2013, which amounts to 2.2% of the global total. This is the forth consecutive year of growth and demand should continue to reach new highs.