Man­u­fac­tur­ers big­gest users of NZ en­ergy

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS19 -

New Zealand’s man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try was the largest user of to­tal en­ergy in the year ended March 2017, ac­count­ing for 49 per­cent of to­tal en­ergy use, com­pared with 62 per­cent in 2012, the coun­try’s statis­tics depart­ment Stats NZ said on Tues­day. “The man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try in­cludes a wide range of sub-in­dus­tries, such as print­ing, fur­ni­ture and food man­u­fac­tur­ing,” busi­ness per­for­mance se­nior man­ager Daria Kwon said in a state­ment. “We’ve seen that man­u­fac­tur­ing has con­sis­tently been the largest user of en­ergy,” Kwon said, adding that the trans­port, postal, and ware­hous­ing in­dus­try had the largest in­crease in to­tal en­ergy use. Mean­while, diesel was the most-used fuel type in the sec­tor in 2017, ac­count­ing for 27 per­cent of to­tal en­ergy use, Stats NZ said, adding that the in­dus­trial and trade sec­tor used 2.3 bil­lion liters of diesel in 2017, up 36 per­cent from 1.7 bil­lion liters in 2012.

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