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Energy Use Survey: Primary industries 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 July 2009
Highlights

This release has been revised since it was first published. The revised data is included in the Energy Use Survey: Primary sector 2011 information release.

 

  • The total energy used by primary industries was 42,288 terajoules. The graph below shows how this energy was split between the various industries.

Graph, total energy use by energy type.

  • The mining industry was the largest user of energy, using 24 percent of the total.
  • Diesel was the energy type used in the greatest quantity, accounting for 50 percent of the primary industries’ energy use. This proportion is an estimated 20 percent of New Zealand’s total diesel use.
  • 44 percent of businesses actively monitored their energy use and costs.
Cathryn Ashley-Jones 27 July 2009
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1179-3287
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