Variation of electricity consumption of industry by branch

Chemical industry is, by far, the largest electricity consumer

  • Chemical is the largest electricity intensive branch (18%) followed by machinery, steel (12% each) and paper and food (11%)
  • In several branches, electricity consumption has been decreasing since 2007: this is the case of steel (-1.6%/year) and paper (-2%/year). In the food industry , electricity consumption has been rising regularly since 2000 since 2014, especially food (+1.2%/year). In the non-metallic branch consumption has increased since 2014 (+1.3%/year).

Electricity consumption of industry by branch - EU