Electricity consumption in Ukraine, taking into account in-process losses in power grids, increased by 6.5% in January-March 2021 (by 2.591 billion kWh) compared to the same period in 2020, to 42.316 billion kWh, the Energy Ministry told Interfax-Ukraine.
Excluding in-process losses electricity consumption in January-March 2021 increased by 6.1% (by 1.934 billion kWh), to 33.675 billion kWh.
The country’s industry, excluding in-process losses, boosted electricity consumption by 3.5%, to 12.923 billion kWh. In particular, metallurgical industry consumed 6.99 billion kWh (2.5% more compared to January-March 2020), fuel industry some 854.8 million kWh (0.1% less), machine building industry some 1.021 billion kWh (9.9% more), chemical and petrochemical some 1.094 billion kWh (9.5% more), food and processing some 1.055 billion kWh (1.3% less), building materials some 532.5 million kWh (8.3% more), others some 1.376 billion kWh (4.6% more).
In addition, agricultural enterprises consumed 897.2 million kWh (6.1% more), transport some 1.662 billion kWh (1.8% less), developers some 329.9 million kWh (18% more).
In January-March 2021, the country’s population consumed 11.291 billion kWh (10.3% more), households some 4.217 billion kWh (3.2% more), other non-industrial consumers some 2.355 billion kWh (11% more).
According to the results of the first three months, the share of industry in the total volume of electricity consumption decreased from 39.3% to 38.4%, while the share of the population increased from 32.2% to 33.5%.
In March 2021, electricity consumption, taking into account in-process losses, increased by 10.3% (by 1.306 billion kWh) compared to the same months of 2020, to 13.997 billion kWh, excluding in-process losses, by 10% (by 1.018 billion kWh), to 11.168 billion kWh.