Variation of electricity consumption of industry by branch

Chemical industry is, by far, the largest electricity consumer

  • In most branches, electricity consumption has been rising again since 2014 after a decrease between 2007 and 2014.  
  • Chemical is the largest electricity intensive branch (18%) followed by machinery, steel (12% each) and paper and food (11%)
  • Machinery, food and, to a lesser extent, transport equipment and wood have known a rising electricity demand since 2000.

Electricity consumption of industry by branch - EU