Egypt’s electricity consumption increased by 3.57% year-on-year (YoY) to reach 11.6 mega kilowatt per hour (MkW/h) in February 2018, compared to 11.2 MkW/h in February 2017, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The country’s electricity production rose by 0.75% YoY from 13.3 mkw/h in February 2017 to 13.4 MkW/h in February 2018, according to a report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

The residential sector consumed the largest portion of the country’s electricity in February 2018, using 5 MkW/h or 43.1% of the country’s total consumption.

The industrial sector used 29.3% of the country’s total electricity consumption (3.4 MkW/h) in the same month making it the country’s second largest electricity consumer.