Electricity consumption in Ukraine in January, taking into account losses in electricity transmission, grew by 1.8% YoY, or by 263.4 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), to 14.913 billion kWh, the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry has reported.
Electricity consumption, not including losses, over the period rose by 6.7% or 738.2 million kWh, to 11.793 billion kWh.
Industry in Ukraine over the period under review increased electricity consumption by 9.9%, to 4.544 billion kWh, including a 9.8% rise in consumption by the metallurgical industry, to 2.568 billion kWh, a 2.5% rise by the fuel sector, to 339.6 million kWh, a 14.8% rise by engineering sector, to 405 million kWh, a 25.3% decline in consumption by the chemical and petroleum industry, to 214.4 million kWh, a 20.5% rise in consumption by food and processing industry, to 382.5 million kWh, a 45.4% rise in consumption by the construction materials sector, to 187.2 million kWh, and a 18.1% rise for other industries, to 447.6 million.
Agricultural companies consumed 326.2 million kWh (up by 13.8% YoY), transport companies – 691.2 million kWh (up by 8.5%) and construction companies – 90.3 million kWh (up by 14.1%).
There was a 1% rise in consumption by households, to 3.898 billion kWh.
The share of industry in total electricity consumption grew from 37.4% in January 2016 to 38.5%, and the share of households fell from 34.9% to 33.1%. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)