Electricity consumption in Ukraine in January-September 2019, taking into account in-process losses, decreased by 0.6% compared to the same period in 2018, to 110.751 billion kWh, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has told Interfax-Ukraine.
Excluding in-process losses, electricity consumption over the period decreased 0.1%, to 89.554 billion kWh.
The country’s industry, excluding in-process losses, reduced electricity consumption by 0.3%, to 38.551 billion kWh. In particular, metallurgical industry consumed 22.063 billion kWh (0.2% less compared to January-September 2018), fuel industry some 2.533 billion kWh (3.4% less), machine building industry some 2.734 billion kWh (8% less), chemical and petrochemical some 2.702 billion kWh (12.8% more), food and processing some 3.295 billion kWh (1.1% more), construction materials some 1.669 billion kWh (0.7% less), while others 3.555 billion kWh (1.4% less).
In addition, agricultural enterprises consumed 2.778 billion kWh (3% down), transport 4.856 billion kWh (4.6% less), and construction 711.1 million kWh (2.9% more).
In January-September 2019, the country’s population consumed 25.937 billion kWh (0.3% less), household consumers some 11.277 billion kWh (0.7% less), and other non-industrial consumers some 5.444 billion kWh (9.4% more).
In January-September 2019, the share of industry in total electricity consumption decreased from 43.1% to 43%, and the share of the population remained at 29%.