Electricity consumption of large companies increased by 3.5% in May

The electricity consumption of large and medium-sized companies in the month of May increased 3.5% compared with the same month last year, according to data from the Red Eléctrica Index (IRE). Broken down by sector, industrial consumption grew 4.3%, and the services sector fell 2.3%. The effects of seasonal and working patterns were factored in when calculating this data.

According to the IRE, in the past twelve months, electricity consumption of these companies, after factoring in seasonal and working patterns, increased by 2.2% compared with the same period last year. By sector, industrial consumption grew 4.3% and the services sector dropped 2.7%.

The five activities with the highest electricity consumption have increased their demand this month with respect to May 2013: the metallurgy industry rose 0.5%, the chemical industry rose 6.8%, the manufacturing for other non-metallic mineral products increased 7.2%, the food industry 6.4% and the paper industry 0.9%.

Similarly, activities that contributed most to the growth in the consumption of large companies were: the collection, purification and distribution of water with an increase of 28.7%, the chemical industry (6.8%), the manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products (7.2%), the food industry (6.4%) and overland and underground transport (19.9%).

The monthly electricity consumption data from each of economic activities can be found in more detail in the IRE section of the Red Eléctrica website.


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