Egypt’s electricity consumption decreased by 3.88% over, recording 12.4 megawatts per hour (MWh) in December 2018 compared to 12.9 MWh in November 2018, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The country’s consumption fell by 0.8% year-on-year (YOY) from the 12.5 MWh consumed in December 2017.

Statistics published by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reveal that Egypt’s electricity production recorded the same level of 14.9 MWh in both December 2018 and December 2017.

The residential sector consumed the largest portion of the country’s electricity in December 2018, using 5 MWh, which account to 40.3% of the country’s total consumption.

The industrial sector used 30.7% of the country’s total electricity consumption with 3.8 MWh, making it to the country’s second largest electricity consumer.