Industry energy consumption remains unchanged in 2017
The energy consumption of German industry remained unchanged in 2017. According to the statistics office Destatis, 87 percent was used “for energetic purposes such as electrcitiy and heat production.” The remaining 13 percent was used for the production of chemical products such as motor fuels, fertilisers or plastics, among others. “As in the previous years, the main energy sources in industry were natural gas (29 percent), electricity (21 percent), coal (17 percent) and mineral oils and mineral oil products (17 percent).”
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