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ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION IN UKRAINE INCREASES BY 6.7% IN JAN-MAY

Electricity consumption in Ukraine, taking into account in-process losses in power grids, increased by 6.7% in January-May 2021 (by 4.163 billion kWh) compared to the same period in 2020, to 65.913 billion kWh, according to data from the Energy Ministry.
According to the calculations of Interfax-Ukraine, excluding in-process losses, electricity consumption for the specified period increased by 8.2% (by 4.073 billion kWh), to 53.761 billion kWh.
The country’s industry, excluding in-process losses, boosted electricity consumption by 7.3%, to 21.709 billion kWh. In particular, metallurgical industry consumed 11.853 billion kWh (4.6% more compared to January-May 2020), the fuel industry some 1.397 billion kWh (3.9% more), machine-building industry some 1.612 billion kWh (18.7% more), chemical and petrochemical some 1.83 billion kWh (12.1% more), food and processing some 1.746 billion kWh (1% more), building materials some 1.025 billion kWh (22.5% more), others some 2.247 billion kWh (12.4% more).
In addition, agricultural enterprises consumed 1.445 billion kWh (0.9% more), transport some 2.619 million kWh (8.2% more), construction some 501.1 million kWh (23.8% more).
In January-May 2021, the country’s population consumed 17.469 billion kWh (7.5% more), households some 6.384 billion kWh (8.1% more), other non-industrial consumers some 3.635 billion (18.8% more).
According to the results of the first five months, the share of industry in the total volume of electricity consumption decreased from 40.7% to 40.4%, while the share of the population increased from 32.7% to 32.5%.
In May 2021, electricity consumption, taking into account in-process losses, increased by 3.1% (by 338 million kWh) compared to the same month of 2020, to 11.183 billion kWh, excluding in-process losses, by 9.6% (by 848.8 million kWh), to 9.713 billion kWh.

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