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Electricity consumption in industrial sector up 3.2% in Jan-Oct

Nov. 20, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China's industrial sector consumed 2,953.4 terawatt hours of electricity in the first ten months of this year, 3.2% more than in the corresponding months of 2011, according to the latest statistics released by China Electricity Council.

Last month, power consumption in the industry sector experienced a slower growth of 5.9% YoY or 5% MoM, reaching 295.7 TWh.

In the first ten months, electricity consumption in the heavy industry rose 2.9% from a year earlier to 2,451.4 TWh, and that in the light industry increased 4.5% YoY to 502 TWh.

The manufacturing industry saw its electricity consumption edge up 2.8% YoY to 2,198 TWh during the ten-month period.

During the period from January to October, the total electricity consumption in the four key industries namely, chemicals, building materials, ferrous metal smelting and nonferrous metal smelting, is 1,293.3 TWh, 1.1% more than in the corresponding period of last year and accounting for 31.6% of the total electricity consumption.

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