Expenditures on electricity increased to $306.2 million in 2012, which was a 32–percent increase from 2011 expenditures of $232.0 million. The 2012 expenditure sets a new record high for the second consecutive year. Previous record highs were set in 2011 at $232.0 million and 2008 at $194.3 million. The annual expenditures for electricity in the agricultural sector in Nebraska are listed and graphed below. The expenditures are in nominal dollars to provide a better comparison.