CHINA China's power use up 5.8 pct in April

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China's power use up 5.8 pct in April

Xinhua

09:39, May 18, 2019

BEIJING, May 18 (Xinhua) - China's electricity consumption, a key barometer of economic activity, rose 5.8 percent year on year in April, official data showed.

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Total power use reached 553.4 billion kilowatt hours last month, according to the National Energy Administration.

Specifically, power use by the secondary industry increased by 4 percent, and that by the tertiary industry 10.5 percent.

Power use in the first four months totaled 2.23 trillion kilowatt hours, up 5.6 percent from one year earlier. 

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