Industry collapse

Industry collapse ‘saves’ electricity

Financial Gazette

February 1, 2018

Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development Minister, Mike Bimha

ZIMBABWE’S industries consumed nearly 50 percent less power in 2016, compared to 2010, highlighting the decimation of the manufacturing sector by a lengthy economic crisis, official data has showed.

The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency’s latest Quarterly Digest of Statistics, with data up to the second quarter of 2017, shows a sharp drop in the consumption of electricity by the manufacturing, construction and transport sector reduced by 46 percent between 2010 and 2016.