Last update November 2021
EU refers to the EU27
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.