MADRID, 28-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The electricity consumption of large and medium-sized companies increased 0.8% in November compared with the same month the previous year, according to data from the Red Eléctrica Index (IRE). Broken down by sector, industrial consumption grew 1.1% and consumption in the services sector fell 0.8%. The effects of seasonal and working patterns were factored in when calculating this data.
According to the IRE, in the last twelve months, the electricity consumption of these companies, once the effects of seasonal and working patterns were factored in, has increased by 1.8% over the same period last year. By sector, industry consumption rose by 2.6% and the services sector fell by 1.2%.
Compared to November 2014, of the five activities with the highest electricity demand the metallurgy industry fell by 4.4%, the chemical industry increased by 0.8%, the manufacturing industry for other non-metallic mineral products by 10.4%, the food industry 2.9% and the paper industry by 1.8%.
Similarly, activities that contributed most to the growth in consumption of large companies have been: the manufacturing industry for other non-metallic mineral products with a growth of 10.4% the collection, purification and distribution of water (11.3%), the manufacturing of rubber and plastic products (6.8%), the manufacturing of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (9.7%), and the manufacturing of electrical equipment and materials (15%).
The monthly electricity consumption data of each of the economic activities can be found in more detail in the IRE section of the Red Eléctrica website.
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SOURCE: Red Eléctrica de España