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StatsSA releases electricity generation and distribution results for September 2021

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StatsSA has released the preliminary results of the electricity generation and distribution for September 2021, noting that national electricity production increased by 4.0 percent from January to September.

On Thursday, 4 November 2021, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) released the preliminary statistical report on the electricity generated and available for distribution for September 2021. The findings indicated that national electricity production increased by 4.0 percent in the period from January 2021 to September 2021, compared to the same period in 2020.

Electricity production was reported to be flat year-on-year in September 2021, while seasonally adjusted electricity generation reportedly decreased by 0.2 percent in September 2021, compared to August 2021. Seasonally adjusted electricity generation also decreased by 0.5 percent in third quarter of 2021, compared to the second quarter.

The consumption of electricity was reported to have increased by 0.1 percent in September 2021. Seasonally adjusted electricity consumption decreased by 0.8 percent month-on-month in September 2021, following monthly changes of 0.7 percent in August 2021 and 1.9 percent in July. Seasonally adjusted electricity consumption increased by 0.8 percent in the third quarter.

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