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The actual volume of electricity consumption in South Africa increased by 1.0% year on year in September 2013‚ data released by Statistics South Africa on Wednesday showed.

Seasonally adjusted electricity consumption decreased by 1.6% month on month in September 2013‚ following a month-on-month increase of 0.4% in August.

Seasonally adjusted electricity consumption increased by 1.3% in the third quarter of 2013 compared with the previous quarter.

Stats SA also noted that the actual estimated electricity production decreased by 1.3% year on year in September 2013.

Seasonally adjusted electricity production decreased by 1.3% month on month in September 2013‚ following a month-on-month increase of 0.4% in August.

Seasonally adjusted electricity production increased by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2013 compared with the previous quarter.