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China's electricity consumption up 3.7% in Apr

May. 15, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China's power consumption reached 389.9 terawatt hours (TWh) in April this year, up 3.7% compared with the same period of last year, slowing from a 7.0% growth in March, according to statistics released by the National Energy Administration.

In the first four months of this year, the country consumed 1,555.4 TWhs of electricity, 6.0% more than that in the corresponding period of last year.
During the period from January to April, primary industry consumed 26.7 TWhs, reflecting a decrease of 4.2% year on year. The power consumption of secondary industry was 1,129.4 TWhs, 3.7% more than a year earlier.  

The power consumption of tertiary industry was 181.7 TWhs, rising 12.5% year on year.

Electricity consumed by residents in urban and rural area increased 15.4% year on year to 217.6 TWhs during the reporting period.
In the first four months, the country added 14.86 gigawatt of power capacity, including 2.05 GW for hydropower and 10.38 GW for thermal power.

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