News Digest Item
04 Nov 2016

“Energy consumption in industry down 0.7% in 2015”


The energy consumption in industry was 4,016 petajoules in 2015, a decrease of 0.7 percent compared to 2014, writes Germany’s statistics agency Destatis in a press release. “As in the previous years, the main energy sources in industry were natural gas (27 percent), electricity (21 percent) as well as mineral oils and mineral oil products (20 percent)," writes Destatis. The most energy intensive sector was the chemical industry with a share of 31 percent of total energy consumption, followed by the metal industry with 23 percent.

Find the press release in English here and a longer version in German here.

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