The electricity consumption of large and medium-sized companies in the month of August increased 3.4% 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 grew 0.8%. 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 grew 5% and the services sector dropped 1.8%.
With respect to August 2013, of the five activities with the highest electricity consumption, the demand of the metallurgy industry fell 1.7%, the chemical industry rose 2.3%, the manufacturing industry for other non-metallic mineral products increased 7.9%, the food industry was up 7.3% and the paper industry rose 0.4%.
Similarly, activities that contributed most to the growth in consumption of large companies have been: the manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products with an increase of 7.9%, the food industry (7.3%), transportation overland and via pipeline (20.3%), the manufacturing of rubber and plastic products (6.8%) and the Public Administration and defence; compulsory Social Security (14.1%).
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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