Household electricity bills in the grand duchy increased by less than 2%, comparing the January-June 2021 and January-June 2022 periods.
Prices in the first half of the year were up by 3% in Germany, 7% in France and 25% in Belgium.
Household gas prices rose by 37% in Luxembourg, compared to the first six months of 2021. That compared to a rate of 23% in France, 35% in Germany and across the EU27, and 100% in Belgium.
“Energy and supply costs impacted by the current geopolitical situation, the Russian military aggression in Ukraine, mainly drove the increase” in electricity and gas prices, Eurostat said on 31 October. The statistics agency reported that “substantial” increases in wholesale energy markets had been partially offset by government subsidies and cuts to taxes and levies.