Sep. 14, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China's electricity consumption reached 449.5 terawatt hours (TWh) in August this year, up 3.6%% compared to the same period of last year, according to statistics released by the National Energy Administration
In the first eight months of this year, the country consumed 3,282.8 TWhs of electricity, 5.1% more than that in the corresponding period of last year.
During the period from January to August, primary industry consumed 70.2 TWhs, reflecting a decrease of 0.6% YoY. The power consumption of secondary industry was 2,418.4 TWhs, 3.2% more than a year earlier.
The power consumption by the tertiary industry was 376 TWhs for the eight-month period, rising 11.7% from a year earlier.
Electricity consumed by residents in urban and rural area increased 12.1% YoY to 418.2 TWhs during the reporting period.
The country added 34.68 million kilowatt of new capacity in the eight-month period, of which, 7.96 million kW from hydroelectric and 21.17 million kW from thermal power.