Electric appliance sales in Australia grew by nearly 12 per cent last year, and the number of new orders has increased to a record high, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
In total, 1,903,000 new orders were recorded in July, up 2.4 per cent from the previous month.
The latest figures from the ABS show that the electricity market in Australia has been stable over the past year.
Electricity demand growth is now above the average for the year and is forecast to be about 5 per cent in 2019.
Electricity is one of the biggest sources of demand for appliances, accounting for about 70 per cent of demand in the household sector.
It is a significant market for electric appliances due to the wide variety of electrical products available and the ease of use and maintenance of the electrical systems.
The electricity market has been growing over the last two years, but has been hampered by a lack of investment in new technologies.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that despite a strong demand for new appliances, the market is in “declining demand”.
“The trend is clear, and this is reflected in the fact that, although demand has been increasing, supply is at a level below the average growth of the past two years,” it said.
“In 2019, demand is forecast at 2.1 per cent, which is still well below the 3.1 to 4 per cent annual average growth in the market, but is the lowest in the last 10 years.”
The growth in demand has come despite a number of measures by the Australian Government and the energy sector to increase the efficiency of electric appliances.
The new electricity regulations that came into effect in July 2015 mean that electricity demand is now monitored through a 24-hour supply monitoring system, as well as a monthly and yearly report.
The regulations also required the manufacturers of electric devices to install sensors on the electric appliances and to ensure that the electrical devices are safe.
The AEC also established the Electricity Energy Market Monitor (EEMM) to monitor the energy efficiency of all electrical devices in the Australian market.
EEMMs monitor the amount of energy required for heating, cooling and other essential services and ensure the efficiency and reliability of the supply of energy to these services.
“We are also working with industry and consumer groups to help reduce the energy bills consumers pay,” the AEC said in a statement.
“The new measures will ensure that energy efficient appliances are made more cost effective by increasing efficiency and reducing the number and types of appliances being used.
Energy efficiency will also help us to meet our 2030 target of a 50 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.
This includes a 30 per cent cut in emissions from the use of the largest appliances in our home, the kitchen, dining room and bathroom.”
Electric appliances are often the preferred choice for people in low-income households because they are more energy efficient.
The electricity sector accounts for about one-fifth of Australia’s GDP, making up almost a quarter of the nation’s economy.
It is one part of the Australian economy that contributes to about $5.3 trillion in economic activity.
Electric appliances account for a substantial portion of the total Australian GDP, with some estimates suggesting that the total economic impact of appliances could be as high as $12.4 trillion by 2040.
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Electric appliance sales grew by almost 12 per to 1 per cent over the year, according the ABS.
In 2018, electric appliances accounted for 16 per cent (1,542,000) of total orders, up 12 per per cent compared to 2017.
There were an estimated 1.6 million new orders recorded in the first quarter of 2019, which was the highest number recorded for a new year since 2011.
As with the residential and commercial sector, electric appliance demand is growing over time, but it has been slowed by a shortage of investment and the implementation of a number from the new energy regulations.
Industry body ANZAC said that the industry had “struggled to keep pace” in terms of new products and technology.
“As the cost of new technologies continue to decline, the number, variety and quality of new electric appliances is rapidly expanding,” ANZACA President and CEO John Murray said.”With