Households consumed 42.7% of the electricity generated in Egypt during the month of August, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.
This share of the electricity market, while down from last year, marks a slight uptick from earlier this year.
During the first quarter of 2017, household consumption comprised 42% of Egypt’s electricity consumption, Amwal Al Ghad reported this summer.
In August 2016, however, households consumed 44.4% of total electricity consumption, according to statistics released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).
Households consume more electricity than any other sector. The second largest sector is industry. In August, the industrial sector consumed 27.2% of the country’s total consumption. This percentage is slightly higher than the 25.2% the sector consumed in August 2016, according to CAPMAS, but lower than its 30% share during the first quarter of the year
The next largest sector by consumption was the public sector, which consumed 13.2% of Egypt’s electricity production. The commercial and agricultural sectors consumed an additional 5.1% and 5.2% respectively.
The consumers of the remaining 6.6% were not specified in the report.