Global Retail Electricity Tariff Survey




IEC regularly conducts an exclusive global retail electricity price survey across 50 markets, for several clients. The survey calculates retail tariffs for a range of standardised residential, commercial and industrial customers at a common date and is based on published data. The survey also examines trends, regulatory differences and reasons for differences between markets.

The base date for our latest survey was January 2018. The weighted average tariff of all customers (excluding VAT) in each market are shown in the table at the bottom of this page.




First Annual Survey

IEC is launching the world’s first non-exclusive Global Retail Electricity Tariff Survey.

This survey will include data provided from up to 100 electricity retailers/distributors from across six continents and will provide participants with the first universal “gold standard” reference point for tariff comparisons between markets.

For more information, please download the Invitation to Participate below and contact us for more information.

2018 Global Retail Electricity Tariff Survey

(Weighted-average tariff for all customer types. Prices in USc/kWh. Base date January 2018).

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