Energy Consumption in North Carolina Industry

The charts and statistics below show economic indicators of industrial energy consumption in North Carolina. Statistics include the following:

These indicators show the decreasing energy intensity of North Carolina industry over time. Read more about energy statistics.

Gross Product in North Carolina Industry per Unit of Energy Input

North Carolina industries are growing faster than energy consumption in the industrial sector. In other words, the industrial sector of the North Carolina economy is becoming less energy intensive over time.

Source: Energy consumption in industry by state is available from the EIA SEDS database. Sales from industrial activity are taken from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Energy Analysis (BEA) using categories from the U.S. Census North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Gross Product in the North Carolina Industrial Sector per Unit of Energy Input 1997 - 2011

(current dollars / million Btu)

1997: 89.02; 1998: 92.616; 1999: 103.727; 2000: 106.726; 2001: 113.391; 2002: 114.639; 2003: 114.807; 2004: 118.303; 2005: 129.072; 2006: 156.408; 2007: 167.828; 2008: 163.251; 2009: 190.704; 2010: 180.621; 2011: 184.776;
Gross state product in North Carolina industry per unit of energy input in 2011
($ / million Btu)
$184.78
U.S. gross product in industry per unit of energy input
($ / million Btu)
$88.13
State rank 10

current dollars - show chained-2005 dollars

Average annual increase in North Carolina gross state product in industry per unit of energy input 1997–2011 5.0%
U.S. average annual increase 3.6%
State rank for annual percent increase 19

current dollars - show chained-2005 dollars

Average annual increase in gross state product in North Carolina industry 1997–2011 2.1%
U.S. average annual increase 2.7%
State rank for annual percent increase 29

current dollars - show chained-2005 dollars

Gross Product in North Carolina Industry per Kilowatt-Hour of Electricity Input

By comparing the slope of this graph with the one above, you can deduce that electricity use in industry is growing faster than total energy use in the industrial sector. Electricity is the fastest growing fraction of the energy economy in all sectors, including industry.

Source: EIA SEDS database and BEA.

Gross Product in the North Carolina Industrial Sector per kWh of Electricity Input 1997 - 2011

(current dollars / kWh)

1997: 2.155; 1998: 2.191; 1999: 2.436; 2000: 2.528; 2001: 2.622; 2002: 2.663; 2003: 2.731; 2004: 2.751; 2005: 3.015; 2006: 3.473; 2007: 3.54; 2008: 3.545; 2009: 4.037; 2010: 3.847; 2011: 3.862;
Gross state product in North Carolina industry per kWh of electricity input 2011
($ / kWh)
$3.86
Gross national production in U.S. industry per kWh
($ / kWh)
$2.75
State rank 13

current dollars - show chained-2005 dollars

Average annual increase in North Carolina gross state product in industry per kWh 1997–2011 4.0%
U.S. average annual increase 3.0%
Percent increase state rank 16

current dollars - show chained-2005 dollars

North Carolina percent of total energy consumption in industry for electricity 20%
U.S. percentage for electricity 26%
Percent state rank 40
North Carolina electricity consumption in industry
(million kWh)
26,555
U.S. electricity consumption in industry
(million kWh)
991,313
State rank 15