Egyptian electricity production increased by around 5.6% year-on-year (YOY) in May 2018, generating 15 megawatts per hour (MWh) compared to 14.2 MWh in May 2017, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The country’s electricity consumption rose by 4.2% YOY from 11.9 MWh in April 2017 to 12.4 MWh in April 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 April 2018, using 5.2 MWh or 42% of the country’s total consumption.

The industrial sector used 30% of the country’s total electricity consumption (3.7 MWh) making it the country’s second largest electricity consumer.