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- During  1.I. –  28.II.2018,  primary energy  resources increased  by  1.3%, while  those  of electricity decreased by 1.3% as compared to the same period of previous year.

Romania's energy industrial consumption increased by 3.8 percent in the first two months of the year as compared to the same period of last year, whereas the demand on behalf of the population dropped by 11.2 percent, according to data released on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

Public lighting also recorded a decrease of 7.8 percent. Overall, Romania's final consumption of energy slightly went up, by 0.3 percent, as compared to the January-February period 2017.

The own technological consumption in networks and plants was by 7.6 percent lower, the electricity exports dipped by 5.1 percent and the import also decreased by 14.9 percent.

The overall energy output slipped by 0.7 percent, the greatest set-back being recorded in the photovoltaic industry. The hydroelectric power plants generated by 8 percent more electricity, and the nuclear power plants, by 0.7 percent more than in the first two months of 2017.

At the same time, the main resources of primary energy increased overall by 1.3 percent, the internal production decreased by 2.4 percent and the resources import was by 7.4 percent higher. Coal imports and the crude oil ones increased the most by 63 percent and 20 percent respectively. Natural gas imports dropped by 22 percent.