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Electricity consumption falls 4% in January

Another mixed signal on economy pulling out of recession

07 February, 11:38
Electricity consumption falls 4% in January (ANSA) - Rome, February 7 - Italian electrical-power consumption fell 4% in January compared to January 2013, grid operator Terna said Friday.

It was the latest in a string of falls and Terna said they looked like continuing, casting doubt on how strongly Italy is pulling out of its longest postwar recession.

"Demand is trending downwards," Terna said.

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