Electricity prices for industrial consumers reached EUR 0.120 per kWh on average within the EU in the first half of 2013. Companies in Cyprus, Malta and Italy had to pay the most, on the other hand, Bulgarians, Swedes and Finns paid the least, according to the Eurostat.
Similarly to the household segment, the highest proportions of taxes and levies (other than VAT) in the price of electricity for industrial consumers were recorded in Germany and Italy. At the other end of the scale, there were no taxes and levies (other than deductible VAT) applied in Latvia, Malta or Romania.
The average prices in the EU increased by 4.1% yoy in the first half of 2013. Bulgarians and Estonians had to pay 17% and 24% more, respectively. On the other hand, prices in Cyprus and Luxembourg fell in the same period