China Oct power consumption up 6.6% YoY General,  Production & Sales 2020-11-20 11:55:42

China registered still strong growth of power consumption in October, showed data from China Electricity Council.

China's total power consumption reached 617.2 TWh in October, rising 6.6% year on year. The figure brought the accumulative power consumption to 6,030.6 TWh over January-October, 1.8% higher than the same period last year.

The primary industry – mainly the agriculture sector – saw a 9.7% increase year on year in power usage to 71 TWh during the first ten months.

Consumption by the secondary industry – mainly the industrial sector – climbed by 1.2% year on year to 4,034 TWh, while that by the tertiary industry – mainly service sector – increased 0.2% to 995.8 TWh during the same period.

Residential consumption of electricity stood at 929.8 TWh in January-October, 5.9% higher than the year-ago level.

In October alone, China's power consumption by the three industries grew by 10.9%, 7.7% and 3.9% year on year respectively, data showed.

Specifically, China's industrial power consumption climbed 1.2% year on year to 3,960.4 TWh during the first ten months, accounting for 65.7% of China's total. The October power usage grew 7.6% year on year to 423.9 TWh, with the growth accelerating 4.4 percentage points from last year.

Power consumption from manufacturing industry stood at 3,010,8 TWh over January-October, up 1.7% on the year. The October consumption by the industry climbed 10.9% to 327.1 TWh, which compared to a year-on-year increase of 1.7% in the year-ago month.

Electricity usage from four energy-intensive industries also presented strong growth last month.

The power consumption from chemical industry stood at 39.7 TWh in October, with a year-on-year growth accelerating 14.7 percentage points from the same month a year ago to 9.6%.

The power consumption of the building materials industry came in at 37.2 TWh, up 15.7% year-on-year. It compared with a 0.5% year-on-year decline in the year-ago level.

Steel industry consumed 52.8 TWh of electricity in October, a yearly increase of 12.5%, which was up 9.6 percentage points from the same month in 2019.

The electricity consumption of the ferrous metal smelting industry stood at 51.5 TWh last month, an increase of 8.9% year on year. The growth was also a significant advance from the 5.8% decline in the preceding year.

(Writing by Emma Yang  Editing by Tammy Yang)
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