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New Zealand Energy Use: 2017
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 October 2017
Key facts

In the year ended March 2017:

  • The industrial and trade sector used a total of 325,570 terajoules (TJ), up 19 percent from 2012. One terajoule of energy is equivalent to the energy held in 700 40-litre petrol tanks.
  • Manufacturing accounted for 49 percent of energy use in the industrial and trade sector, compared with 62 percent in 2012. 
  • Diesel was the most common fuel type used by the industrial and trade sector, accounting for 27 percent of energy used by the sector. 
  • The transport, postal, and warehousing industry used the most diesel, accounting for 53 percent of the industrial and trade sector’s diesel use.
  • Construction used the most petrol, accounting for 30 percent of the total industrial and trade sector’s petrol use. However, diesel made up 81 percent of the construction industry’s total energy use.
  • The industrial and trade sector typically uses more than double the amount of energy than the other two sectors (primary and services) combined.

 

These figures come from the 2017 Energy Use Survey.

Use Infoshare to access data for other fuel types, such as natural gas.  
Select the subject category: Industry sectors 
Group: Energy Use Survey

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1179-3287
17 October 2017

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