Electricity consumption of large companies grew 2.7% in October

The electricity consumption of large and medium-sized companies in the month of October grew 2.7% compared with the same month last year, according to data from the Red Eléctrica Index (IRE). Broken down by sector, industrial consumption increased 4.6%, and consumption in the services sector fell 2%. 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 3.3% compared with the same period last year. By sector, industry consumption rose 4.9% and consumption in the services sector fell 1.4%.

With respect to October 2013, the five activities with the highest electricity demand this month were the metallurgy industry which grew 5.2%, the chemical industry which fell 1.8%, the manufacturing industry for other non-metallic mineral products rose 6.2%, the food industry was up 3.5% and the paper industry fell 7%.

Similarly, activities that contributed most to the growth in consumption of large companies were: the metallurgy industry, with an increase of 5.2%, overland and underground pipe transport (23.6%), the manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products (6.2%), the manufacturing of rubber and plastic products (4.8%), and the food industry (3.5%).

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



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