The electricity consumption of large and medium-sized companies in the month of July increased 4.3% compared with the same month last year, according to data from the Red Eléctrica Index (IRE). Broken down by sector, industrial consumption grew 6.5%, and the services sector fell 1.1%. 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, grew by 3.1% compared with the same period the previous year (year-on-year). By sector, industry consumption grew 5% and the services sector fell 2.1%.
Compared to July 2013, of the five activities with the highest electricity consumption, the demand of metallurgy industry rose 7.9%, the chemical industry rose 3.4%, the manufacturing industry for other non-metallic mineral products increased 7.4%, the food industry grew 4.1% and the paper industry fell 3.1%.
Similarly, activities that contributed most to the growth in consumption of large companies have been: the metallurgy industry with an increase of 7.9%, the manufacturing industry for other non-metallic mineral products (7.4%), transportation overland and via pipeline (22.8%), the chemical industry (3.4%), and the food industry (4.1%).
The monthly electricity consumption data from each of the economic activities can be found in more detail in the IRE section of the Red Eléctrica website.
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