Energy consumption trend by industrial branch

The decrease of energy consumption concerns most industrial branches… however with different magnitudes

  • Chemicals and steel are the largest energy consumers in industry (around 19% each in 2017), followed by paper and non- metallic minerals (12% each).
  • Energy consumption of non-metallic minerals and steel have strongly decreased since 2000 (-28% and -25% respectively). Textile energy consumption has also dropped by 60%.
  • Chemicals, steel, paper and non-metallic industries contribute to more than 60% of industry energy consumption in EU.
  • In most branches, energy consumption is stabilizing or rising again since 2014.

Energy consumption of industry by branch (EU)

Energy consumption by industrial branch (2017)