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Electricity generation, consumption down

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Electricity generation (production) decreased by 0,3% year-on-year in December 2015, with total annual electricity generation 2% lower in 2015 compared with 2014.
This is according to figures released by Statistics SA, which show that 2015’s 2% decrease in annual electricity production followed a decrease of 0,6% in 2014 and a decrease of 0,6% in 2013.
Seasonally-adjusted electricity generation increased by 1,6% in December 2015 compared with November 2015. This followed month-on-month changes of 0,8% in November 2015 and -0,1% in October 2015. Seasonally adjusted electricity generation increased by 2% in the three months ended December 2015 compared with the previous three months.
Electricity distribution (consumption) decreased by 1,5% year-on-year in December 2015; and total electricity consumption was 1,5% lower in 2015 compared with 2014.
The 1,5% decrease in annual electricity consumption in 2015 followed an increase of 0,2% in 2014 and a decrease of 0,4% in 2013.
Seasonally adjusted electricity distribution increased by 0,8% month-on-month in December 2015, following month-on-month changes of 0,1% in November 2015 and 0,7% in October 2015. Seasonally adjusted electricity distribution increased by 1,9% in the three months ended December 2015 compared with the previous three months.