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Energy Use Survey: Primary sector 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  18 October 2012
Key facts

In 2011:

  • Total energy use for the primary sector was 35,000 terajoules (TJ), similar to 2008. 
  • Diesel was the most important energy type for the primary sector, providing half its energy needs. 
  • Two thirds of primary sector diesel is used off public roads, such as on farms, fields, and around mines. 
  • Half of all primary sector businesses have energy saving initiatives in place, with energy monitoring and installing energy saving technologies being the most common. 
  • The primary sector uses less than one tenth of the energy consumed by all businesses in New Zealand.

Graph, Primary sector energy use by energy type.

  

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
18 October 2012
ISSN 1179-3287
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