Nov. 15, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China's power consumption reached 399.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in October this year, up 6.1% compared to the same period of last year, according to statistics released by the National Energy Administration
In the first ten months of this year, the country consumed 4,088.1 TWhs of electricity, 4.9% more than that in the corresponding period of last year.
During the period from January to October, primary industry consumed 86.7 TWhs, reflecting a decrease of 0.7% YoY. The power consumption of secondary industry was 3,002.9 TWhs, 3.2% more than a year earlier.
The power consumption of tertiary industry was 473.1 TWhs, rising 11.2% from a year earlier.
Electricity consumed by residents in urban and rural area increased 10.9% YoY to 525.4 TWhs during the reporting period.
The country added 47.53 million kilowatt of new capacity in the ten-month period, of which, 10.35 million kW from hydroelectric and 29.65 million kW from thermal power.