UK’s energy production has decreased by 10.7% in 2012 from a year ago, while consumption increased by 2%, according to new statistics released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The total energy production stood at 122.4 million ton of oil equivalent, following sharp declines in output from the UK Continental Shelf.

Coal accounted for 42.8% of electricity supplied in 2012, with gas accounting for 27.6% and nuclear 20.8%.

Low carbon generation accounted for 29.6% of the supply, while the shares of wind generation, bioenergy and hydro were 5.5%, 1.9% and 9%, respectively.

Production of gas in the UK decreased by 14.1% in 2012, following the record decline of 20.8% in 2011, says DECC.

"This large fall reflects continued planned and unplanned maintenance activity."

Imports of gas have exceeded UK production, and the net import dependency rate is estimated to have rose to 47%.