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Lower electricity prices for households
The average price of electricity for households in the second quarter of 2014, excluding taxes and grid rent, was 26.6 øre per kWh. This is 23 per cent lower compared to the same quarter in 2013.
|2nd quarter 2014||Change in per cent|
|Øre/KwH||Last 3 mos.||Last 12 mos.|
|1New fixed-price contracts are entered into the last 3 months before the measuring period, and older fixed-price contracts are entered earlier.|
|Households. Total price of electricity, grid rent and taxes||78.9||-7.0||-10.4|
|Households. Electricity price by type of contract. Exclusive taxes|
|New fixed-price contracts-1 year or less1||33.5||0.3||-5.9|
|New fixed-price contracts-1 year or more1||34.9||-2.5||-1.7|
|All other fixed-price contracts||35.9||-0.8||-0.6|
|Contracts tied to spot price||24.0||-18.1||-29.8|
|Variable price (not tied to spot price)||31.6||-11.7||-10.7|
|Business activity. Electricity price. Exclusive taxes|
|Manufacturing excl. energy-intensive manufacturing||23.4||-17.6||-28.7|
The overall average price of electricity for households, including grid rent and taxes amounted to 78.9 øre per kWh in the second quarter. This is 10 per cent lower compared to the same period in 2013. The grid rent and taxes came to 26 and 26.3 øre per kWh respectively.
Spot contracts cheapest
Households tied to spot price contracts paid 24 øre per kWh on average, excluding grid rent and taxes, while the price of variable price contracts amounted to 31.6 øre per kWh. New fixed-price contracts lasting one year or less and fixed-price contracts lasting one year or more totalled 33.5 and 34.9 øre per kWh respectively. Other fixed-price contracts amounted to 35.9 øre per kWh.
Lower electricity prices for the service industry and in manufacturing
The average price of electricity in the service industry was 24.4 øre per kWh, excluding taxes and grid rent, in the second quarter of 2014. This is 28 per cent lower than the price one year ago.
In manufacturing excluding energy-intensive manufacturing the average price amounted to 23.4 øre per kWh. This is almost 29 per cent lower compared to the same period last year.
Increase in electricity prices for energy-intensive manufacturing
For energy-intensive manufacturing the average price of electricity was 29.3 øre per kWh in the second quarter, excluding taxes and grid rent. This is 4.3 per cent higher compared to the second quarter in 2013. A large part of the electricity used in energy-intensive manufacturing is purchased through fixed-price contracts. As a consequence, a fall in the price of spot contracts will not affect the average price for this consumer group as much as other consumer groups.