Dec. 17, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China's electricity consumption reached 413.9 terawatt hours (TWh) in November this year, up 7.6% compared to the same period of last year, according to statistics released by the National Energy Administration.
In the first eleven months of this year, the country consumed 4,502.8 TWhs of electricity, 5.1% more than that in the corresponding period of last year.
During the period from January to November, primary industry consumed 94 TWhs, reflecting a decrease of 0.6% YoY. The power consumption of secondary industry was 3,319.1 TWhs, 3.5% more than a year earlier.
The power consumption of tertiary industry was 518.3 TWhs for the eleven-month period, rising 10.6% from a year earlier.
Electricity consumed by residents in urban and rural area increased 10.6% YoY to 571.4 TWhs during the reporting period.
The country added 57.3 million kilowatt of new capacity in the eleven-month period, of which, 13.12 million kW from hydroelectric and 35.58 million kW from thermal power.