(CIANEWS) - In 2022 and 2023, the end energy consumption in the Czech Republic, which has one of the highest prices, will record a dramatic drop, as expected by experts from the consulting group Moore Czech Republic (Moore). The group said that according to Eurostat data, energy consumption in the Czech Republic in 2021 was 3.3% higher than the average of the pre-pandemic years 2017 to 2019. Within the EU, the Czech Republic and Hungary recorded the third-highest increase in consumption. Only Romania and Bulgaria had higher growth. The highest savings were recorded by Malta with 10%. On average, there was a 2.1% decrease in the EU. End consumption in the EU amounted to 968m tonnes of oil equivalent. This exceeds the target value set by the EU member states for 2030 by 14.4%.