Table 2.7. Average Retail Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers:
Total by End-Use Sector, 2003 - December 2012 (Cents per Kilowatthour)

Period Residential Commercial Industrial Transportation All Sectors
Annual Totals
2003 8.72 8.03 5.11 7.54 7.44
2004 8.95 8.17 5.25 7.18 7.61
2005 9.45 8.67 5.73 8.57 8.14
2006 10.40 9.46 6.16 9.54 8.90
2007 10.65 9.65 6.39 9.70 9.13
2008 11.26 10.36 6.83 10.74 9.74
2009 11.51 10.17 6.81 10.65 9.82
2010 11.54 10.19 6.77 10.57 9.83
2011 11.72 10.23 6.82 10.46 9.90
2012 11.88 10.09 6.67 10.21 9.84
2010
January 10.49 9.55 6.50 10.17 9.28
February 10.89 9.89 6.55 10.48 9.47
March 11.11 9.95 6.53 10.28 9.48
April 11.71 9.95 6.55 10.52 9.53
May 11.91 10.15 6.64 10.52 9.72
June 11.91 10.56 6.96 11.14 10.18
July 12.04 10.72 7.23 10.95 10.46
August 12.03 10.62 7.22 10.86 10.40
September 11.95 10.52 7.00 10.53 10.17
October 11.86 10.25 6.80 10.49 9.81
November 11.62 9.99 6.56 10.47 9.55
December 11.06 9.82 6.60 10.39 9.52
2011
January 10.87 9.78 6.53 10.29 9.48
February 11.06 9.99 6.63 10.55 9.56
March 11.52 9.93 6.53 10.24 9.55
April 11.67 9.96 6.53 9.97 9.54
May 11.93 10.19 6.68 10.70 9.78
June 11.97 10.66 7.14 11.01 10.26
July 12.09 10.67 7.31 11.21 10.47
August 12.09 10.72 7.40 10.82 10.49
September 12.17 10.59 7.15 10.80 10.29
October 12.08 10.25 6.77 10.25 9.83
November 11.78 9.98 6.53 9.93 9.58
December 11.40 9.77 6.51 9.79 9.53
2012
January 11.41 9.84 6.44 9.78 9.61
February 11.51 9.94 6.45 9.61 9.58
March 11.70 9.84 6.46 9.95 9.52
April 11.92 9.82 6.38 10.11 9.47
May 11.90 9.96 6.53 9.97 9.64
June 12.09 10.39 6.89 10.33 10.13
July 12.00 10.39 7.13 10.70 10.30
August 12.17 10.39 7.08 10.53 10.32
September 12.30 10.50 6.97 10.74 10.26
October 12.03 10.08 6.62 10.13 9.74
November 11.75 9.89 6.50 10.41 9.58
December 11.62 9.81 6.52 10.28 9.64

See Technical notes for additional information on the Commercial, Industrial, and Transportation sectors. NA = Not available. See Glossary for definitions.
Geographic coverage is the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Values include energy service provider (power marketer) data.
Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-826. Utilities and energy service providers may classify commercial and industrial customers based on either NAICS codes or demands or usage falling within specified limits by rate schedule. Changes from year to year in consumer counts, sales and revenues, particularly involving the commercial and industrial consumer sectors, may result from respondent implementation of changes in the definitions of consumers, and reclassifications. Retail sales and net generation may not correspond exactly for a particular month for a variety of reasons (i.e., sales data may include purchases of electricity from nonutilities or imported electricity). Net generation is for the calendar month while retail sales and associated revenue accumulate from bills collected for periods of time (28 to 35 days) that vary dependent upon customer class and consumption occurring in and outside the calendar month.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-826, Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue Report with State Distributions Report;
Form EIA-861, Annual Electric Power Industry Report; and Form EIA-861S, Annual Electric Power Industry Report (Short Form).