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New Zealand Energy Use: Industrial and trade sector 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 October 2013
Key facts
  • The industrial and trade sector used almost 275,000 terajoules of energy in 2012 – almost 75 percent of New Zealand’s total estimated energy use for that year. This is similar to their usage in 2009.
  • Manufacturing businesses used about 172,000 terajoules of energy in 2012. Transport, postal, and warehousing businesses used just under 54,000 terajoules.
  • 60 percent of businesses surveyed were monitoring energy use or cost as an energy-saving initiative.
  • Electricity, diesel, and coal were the most important energy sources for the industrial and trade sector, providing more than two-thirds of its energy needs.
  • This is the second time we’ve collected information on energy use in the industrial and trade sector. It’s part of a three-year economy-wide collection.

 Graph, Industrial and trade sector energy use by energy type, 2009 to 2012.

Liz MacPherson 17 October 2013
Government Statistician ISSN 1179-3287
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