Variation of electricity consumption of industry by branch

Chemical industry is, by far, the largest electricity consumer

  • In most branches, electricity consumption increased between 2000 and 2007, then decreased between 2007 and 2014 and has been rising again since then.  
  • Chemical is the largest electricity intensive branch (18%) followed by machinery, paper and food (~11% each)
  • Machinery, food and, to a lesser extent, transport equipment have known a continuous rising electricity demand since 2000.

Electricity consumption of industry by branch - EU