Electricity prices for end-users


  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Measurement unit(s)

  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
  10. Accessibility and clarity
  11. Methodological documentation

  12. Quality management
  13. Relevance
  14. Accuracy and reliability
  15. Timeliness and punctuality
  16. Coherence and comparability
  17. Coherence
  18. Response burden

  19. Data revision

  20. Statistical processing
  21. Comments and other information

1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation

Statistics Lithuania

1.2 Contact organisation unit

Price Statistics Division

1.3 Contact name

Margarita Jakubelskiene

1.4 Contact person function


1.5 Contact mail address

29 Gedimino Ave., LT-01500 Vilnius, Lithuania

1.6 Contact email address


1.7 Contact phone number

+370 5 236 1415

1.8 Contact fax number

+370 5 236 4791

2 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified


2.2 Metadata last posted 2020-09-30
2.3 Metadata last update 2020-09-29
3 Statistical presentation

Description of statistical information (main characteristics, purpose)

The objective of the statistical survey – to collect statistical data on electricity prices for end-users (household and  non-household consumers) and, on the basis of statistical data received, to calculate average domestic electricity prices by breaking them down into the components and subcomponents which allow better analysis of electricity prices structure by household and non-household consumer groups and ensure the transparency of information on electricity prices.


Classifications(s), classification system

National version (EVRK Rev. 2) of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2);

3.3 Sector coverage

Business and household sectors (final household and non-household consumers).

3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions

Electricity prices for end-users (household and non-household consumers) are prices at which end-users – household and non-household consumers – bought and consumed electricity for their own use and not for resale. The price of one kilowatt-hour (kWh) is calculated according to standard consumer groups. Every standard consumer group is defined in relation to the lowest and the highest amount of electricity consumed per year, calculated in kWh for household consumers and in megawatt-hour (MWh) for non-household consumers.

3.5 Statistical unit

Enterprise supplying electricity to final household and non-households consumers.

3.6 Statistical population

Enterprises supplying electricity to final household and non-households consumers.

3.7 Reference area

The whole country.

3.8 Time coverage

Electricity prices as of 1 January and 1 July – for medium and large users from 1 January 2003 to 1 January 2008, for small users – from 1 January 2004 to 1 January 2008. Average electricity prices for the reference calendar half-year by all standard consumer groups – from 1 January 2008.

3.9 Base period


Measurement unit(s)


5 Reference period


6 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements

Regulation (EU) 2016/1952 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices and reapealing Directive 2008/92/EC (OL 2016 L 311, p. 1).


Data sharing and exchange

7 Confidentiality

Confidentiality policy

In the process of statistical data collection, processing and analysis and dissemination of statistical information, Statistics Lithuania fully guarantees the confidentiality of the data submitted by respondents (households, enterprises, institutions, organisations and other statistical units), as defined in the Confidentiality Policy Guidelines of Statistics Lithuania.

7.2 Confidentiality - data treatment

Description of Statistical Disclosure Control Methods, approved by Order No DĮ-124 of 27 May 2008 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.

Integrated Statistical Information System Data Security Regulations and Rules for the Secure Management of Electronic Information in the Integrated Statistical Information System, approved by Order No DĮ-240 of 16 September 2020 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.

8 Release policy
8.1 Release calendar

 Statistical information is published on the Official Statistics Portal according to the Official Statistics Calendar


Link to the release calendar

Official Statistics Calendar


Release procedure

Statistical information is published following the Official Statistics Dissemination Policy Guidelines and Statistical Information Preparation and Dissemination Rules (only in Lithuanian).

9 Frequency of dissemination


10 Accessibility and clarity
10.1 News release





Database of Indicators (Economy and finance (macroeconomics) -> Price indices and prices -> Electricity prices)


Access to micro data

Microdata are available and provided for scientific purposes according to the provisions set in the Description of Procedures for the Provision of Confidential Statistical Data for Scientific Purposes. More information is available on the Official Statistics Portal, at Data for scientific purposes.

Public data files: users are also provided with opportunity to access public files with statistical data on observation units. More information is available on the Official Statistics Portal, at Public data files.

10.5 Other

Eurostat’s database


Methodological documentation

Price indices, changes and prices

12 Quality management
12.1 Quality assurance

The quality of statistical information and its production process is ensured by the provisions of the European Statistics Code of Practice and ESS Quality Assurance Framework

In 2007, a quality management system, conforming to the requirements of the international quality management system standard ISO 9001, was introduced at Statistics Lithuania. The main trends in activity of Statistics Lithuania aimed at quality management and continuous development in the institution are established in the Quality Policy. Monitoring of the quality indicators of statistical processes and their results and self-evaluation of statistical survey managers is regularly carried out in order to identify the areas which need improvement and to promptly eliminate the shortcomings.

12.2 Quality assessment

Statistical data on average electricity prices for end-users are compiled in accordance with the requirements set in Regulation (EU) 2016/1952. To assess statistical survey quality, a self-assessment of the survey leader and statistical questionnaire control testing is performed regularly.

The collection and compilation of statistical information was not affected by COVID-19.

13 Relevance
13.1 User needs

The publication of average electricity prices for end-users helps to ensure the transparency of information on electricity prices. The main users of statistical information are the European Commission, national authorities, enterprises, International Energy Agency, other international organisations, the media, business and research communities, students, whose needs are satisfied without a breach of the confidentiality principle.

13.2 User satisfaction

From 2005, user opinion surveys have been conducted on a regular basis. Official Statistics Portal traffic is monitored, website visitor opinion polls, general opinion poll on the products and services of Statistics Lithuania, target user group opinion polls and other surveys are conducted. In 2007, the compilation of a user satisfaction index was launched. The said surveys are aimed at the assessment of the overall demand for and necessity of statistical information in general and specific statistical indicators in particular.

More information on user surveys and their results is available in section User surveys on the Statistics Lithuania website.


Completeness of statistical information

Statistical information on 1 kWh electricity prices for end-users – enterprises and households – for the reference calendar half-year is calculated and presented according to standard consumer groups at the national level.


Data completeness - rate

100 per cent of information produced in accordance with the Official statistics programme Part I is published.

14 Accuracy and reliability
14.1 Overall accuracy

A purposive sampling method is applied to the selection of enterprises for the statistical survey. Aggregate industry statistics on the volume of electricity sold by enterprises in terms of value are analyzed. The electricity transmission, distribution and supply companies with the largest share in terms of total electricity sales in terms of value are selected. The value of electricity sold by the selected companies must be at least 70–80 per cent of the value of all electricity sold to end users in Lithuania per year.


Sampling error


Non-sampling error


Non-response error

Unit non-response rate

The unit response rate stands at 100 per cent.

Item non-response rate

The item response rate stands at 100 per cent.

15 Timeliness and punctuality


Statistical information on average electricity prices in the reference half-year period according to standard electricity consumer groups are published not later than within 3 months after the end of the reference half-year period.



Statistical information is published in accordance with an Official Statistics Calendar. In case of delay, users are notified in advance by indicating the reason and a new date of publication.


Percentage of statistical information released on time

100 per cent

16 Coherence and comparability

Geographical comparability


Comparability over time

Since 1 January 2008.


Length of comparable time series

Electricity prices as of 1 January and 1 July – for medium and large users from 1 January 2003 to 1 January 2008, for small users – from 1 January 2004 to 1 January 2008. Average electricity prices for the reference calendar half-year by all standard consumer groups – from 1 January 2008.

17 Coherence

Cross-domain coherence


Internal coherence


Response burden

The average time spent by a respondent on the filling in of the statistical questionnaire – 11.3 hours.


Data revision


Revision policy

The revision policy of Statistics Lithuania is provided in the document General Principles behind the Performance, Analysis and Announcement of Revisions of Statistical Indicators.


Revision practice

The results published are final and not revised later.


Average of the change obtained during the revision

20 Statistical processing

Statistical data source

The main data source of the Electricity statistical survey – statistical data on electricity prices of enterprises supplying electricity to final household and non-household consumers in the statistical questionnaire KA-07 (biannual).


Periodicity of statistical data collection

Respondents submit the filled-in statistical questionnaire on a biannual basis: by  August 15 – for the first half-year of the reference year, by  February 15 – for the second half-year of the previous year.


Statistical data collection

Statistical data are provided in a statistical questionnaire KA-07. Reporting methods: electronic statistical data preparation and transfer system e-Statistics, e-mail.



Statistical data validation

The statistical data on electricity prices collected are compared with statistical data from the previous period and respective period of the previous year; reasons for price changes are analysed. Questionable prices and reasons for their changes are clarified with the responsible company personnel.

20.5 Data compilation

Average electricity prices for household consumers are provided according to five, for non-household consumers – according to seven consumer groups. Each electricity consumer group is defined in relation to the lowest and the highest amount of electricity consumed per year. The arithmetic weighted mean formula is used to calculate the average electricity price for each consumer group; electricity consumption in kWh (for household consumers) or MWh (for non-household consumers) during the reference calendar half-year is used as weights.

The average 1 kWh electricity price expressed in national currency is calculated: price excluding taxes, fees, levies and charges; price excluding VAT and other recoverable taxes; price including all taxes, fees, levies and charges.

Statistical survey on electricity prices methodology (only in Lithuanian).

20.6 Adjustment


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