The electricity consumption of large and medium-sized companies in the month of November 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 4.1%, and consumption in the services sector dropped 0.3%. 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 3.3% compared with the same period last year. By sector, industry consumption rose 4.7% and consumption in the services sector fell 1.2%.
With respect to November 2013, the five activities with the highest electricity demand were the metallurgy industry which grew 3.5%, the chemical industry which fell 2.4%, the manufacturing industry for other non-metallic mineral products increased rose 5.6%, the food industry was up 4.1% and the paper industry fell 7.8%.
Similarly, activities that contributed most to the growth in consumption of large companies have been: the metallurgy industry, with an increase of 3.5%, the manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products (5.6%),overland and underground pipe transport (16.9%), the manufacturing of rubber and plastic products (5.4%), and the food industry (4.1%).
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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