CHINA China's power use up 3.5 pct in first 11 months

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China's power use up 3.5 pct in first 11 months

Xinhua

11:15, December 17, 2022

BEIJING, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's electricity consumption, a key barometer of economic activity, maintained stable growth in the first 11 months of 2022, official data showed.

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Power use increased 3.5 percent year on year to nearly 7.86 trillion kilowatt-hours in this period, according to the National Energy Administration.

Power consumption in the primary industry grew 9.7 percent year on year in the first 11 months. Electricity consumed by the secondary and tertiary industries increased 1.5 percent and 4.1 percent, respectively. Residents' power consumption registered a year-on-year increase of 12 percent.

In November alone, China's power consumption was 682.8 billion kilowatt-hours, up 0.4 percent year on year.

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