The electricity consumption of large and medium-sized companies in the month of September increased 2.6% compared with the same month last year, according to data from the Red Eléctrica Index (IRE). Broken down by sector, consumption grew 3.5% in the industrial sector and by 0.5% in the services sector. 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 3.2% compared with to the same period last year. By sector, consumption in the industry sector grew 4.8% and fell 1.5% in the services sector.
With respect to September 2013, of the five activities with the highest electricity consumption: the metallurgy industry fell 1.7%, the chemical industry rose 2.5%, the manufacturing industry for other non-metallic mineral products increased 6.6%, the food industry 5.1% and the paper industry fell 3.7%.
Similarly, activities that contributed most to the growth in consumption of large companies have been: the manufacturing industry for other non-metallic mineral products which increased 6.6%, transportation overland and via pipeline (20.9%), the food industry (5.1%), the manufacture of rubber and plastic products (6.1%) and the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (6.8%).
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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