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Electricity production down 2.3%

Aug 02 2012 15:59 Sapa

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Johannesburg - Estimated electricity production fell by 2.3% year-on-year (y/y) in June‚ Statistics SA said on Thursday.

The seasonally adjusted electricity production decreased by 2.4% for the second quarter of this year compared with the previous quarter.

There was a month-on-month (m/m) increase of 1.5% in electricity production in June‚ following a m/m increase of 0.5% in May.

Figures showed that the seasonally adjusted electricity consumption decreased by 2.5% for the second quarter of this year compared with the previous quarter.

A m/m increase of 1.2% was recorded for June‚ following a m/m increase of 0.2% in May.

A y/y decrease of 3.1% in the actual volume of electricity consumption was recorded for June.

The total volume of electricity delivered by Eskom to the provinces decreased by 2.8% in June compared with June last year.

Decreases were reported in eight of the nine provinces‚ with the largest volume decrease recorded for KwaZulu-Natal (-212 Gigawatt-hours)‚ followed by Gauteng (-161 Gigawatt-hours) and Mpumalanga (-129 Gigawatthours).

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