9% higher electricity sales
2.5 billion cubic meters of water consumption in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia consumed approximately 2.5 billion cubic meters of water in 2012 , about 238 liters per capita consumption per day , compared to about 2.4 billion cubic meters in the previous year , at about 259 liters per capita consumption per day.
According to the annual report of the 49 , issued by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency Finally , the General Establishment for Water Desalination produced 997.2 million cubic meters in 2012, compared to 1.0541 billion cubic meters in 2011, with an average daily production reached 2725 thousand cubic meters .
The total estimates of the average amount of water consumed daily 6.9 million cubic meters per day , compared to 6.6 million cubic meters per day in 2011, an increase of 4.5 per cent.
The number of dams across Saudi Arabia to 422 dam , with a storage capacity of 1.97 billion cubic meters , compared to 394 in 2011, a dam , with a storage capacity 1.93 billion cubic meters .
In the electricity sector , he pointed out the annual report of SAMA , to higher sales of the Saudi Electricity Company of energy in 2012, by 9.7 per cent compared to the previous year , registering about 240 300 000 MW / h .
And residential consumption accounted for 50.1 per cent of the total electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia, followed by the industrial consumption by 20 per cent , then the government consumption increased by 12.6 per cent.
The high electricity consumption to a rise in the maximum load of electricity in 2012, and was originally to 5939 MW, an increase of 7.2 per cent from the previous year, increased generating capacity of the actual electricity to 44371 MW, an increase of 3 per cent on 2011.
The number of subscribers served by electricity, up to 6.7 million subscribers, an increase of 6.8 percent compared to 2011. The participants in the residential sector , numbering about 5.3 million subscribers , 79.4 per cent of total subscribers , followed by participants in the commercial sector increased by 16.2 per cent , then in the government sector by 1.8 per cent , then in the agricultural sector increased by 1 per cent .