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China's electricity consumption up 5.4% in Jan-Jul

Aug. 14, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China's power consumption reached 2,833.2 terawatt hours (TWh) in the first seven months of this year, up 5.4% compared with the same period of last year, according to statistics released by the National Energy Administration.

In July, the country's electricity consumption was 455.6 TWhs, up only 4.5% YoY.
During the period from January to July, primary industry saw its electricity consumption decrease 0.4% YoY to 58.9 TWhs, while the power consumption of secondary and tertiary industry rose 3.6% and 11.9% from a year earlier to 2,098.1 TWhs and 319.3 TWhs , respectively.

Electricity consumed by residents in urban and rural areas increased 12.5% YoY to 356.9 TWhs during the seven-month period.
From January to July, the country added 28.92 giagawatt of power capacity, including 6 GW of hydropower and 17.9 GW of thermal power.

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