China's power consumption in August came in at 729.4 TWh, growing 7.7% year on year, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).
The consumption by the primary, secondary and tertiary industries stood at 9.4 TWh, 480.4 TWh and 131.3 TWh, rising by 12.1%, 9.9% and 7.5% respectively.
Residential power usage, however, logged a 1.2% dip over the same period.
In January-August, the country consumed a total 4,767.6 TWh of electricity, rising 0.5% from the preceding year, the NEA said.
The power usage by primary industry was at 55.2 TWh, up 9.4% year on year; while secondary industry consumed 3191.4 TWh, down 0.5% year on year; and consumption by tertiary industry dipped 1% to 781.2 TWh.
Residential power usage increased 6.3% to 739.8 TWh.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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