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TABLE-China power consumption breakdown for Oct
November 14, 2012 / 3:27 AM / 5 years ago

TABLE-China power consumption breakdown for Oct

BEIJING, Nov 14 (Reuters) - China's power consumption for October rose 6.1 percent from a
year earlier, reversing a downside trend from the lowest growth rate in eight months in
September, the National Energy Administration said on Wednesday.
    Power use for October was 399.8 billion kilowatt hours. Total power consumption in the first
10 months of the year increased 4.9 percent on year to 4,088.1 billion kWh, the administration
said.
    China's power consumption growth had been decelerating since the start of the year as
factory activity and industrial output slackened on the back of a slowing economy. 
    But a flurry of factory output, investment and trade statistics last week showed China's
economy strode further along the road of recovery from its slowest growth in three years as
infrastructure investment accelerated and output from the country's factories ran at its fastest
in five months.  
    Power consumption from the heavy industry sector, such as steel and automobile markers, rose
5.8 percent in October from a year earlier, compared with a 0.1 percent yearly fall in
September. 
    Following is a breakdown of China's power consumption and other data for October, posted on
the administration's website (www.nea.gov.cn). 
    For news and data on China's power market, please click. 
    
                                      Oct       Y/Y          Jan-Oct            Y/Y
                                (bln kWh)   pct chg        (bln kWh)        pct chg
 Total power use                    399.8       6.1          4,088.1            4.9
 Of which:                                                                         
 Residential                         47.3       4.6            525.4           10.9
 Non-residential*                   352.5                    3,562.7               
   -Primary industry~                 7.2      -3.5             86.7           -0.7
   -Secondary industry              300.6       5.9          3,002.9            3.2
     of which:                                                                     
        light industry               50.5       6.3            502.0            4.5
        heavy industry              245.1       5.8          2,451.4            2.9
   -Tertiary industry                44.7      10.4            473.1           11.2
                                                                                   
                                                             Jan-Oct        Y/Y Chg
 Power plant utilisation                                     (hours)        (hours)
 Average                                                       3,801           -157
  in which:                                                                        
    Thermal plant                                              4,084           -296
    Hydro plant                                                3,114            488
                                                                                   
                                                                                   
                                                             Jan-Oct        Y/Y Chg
 Coal use in generation                                  (grams/kWh)    (grams/kWh)
                                                                 325             -5
                                                                                   
 New generation capacity                                 Jan-Oct(GW)    Y/Y pct chg
 Total                                                         47.53               
  in which:                                                                        
     Thermal                                                   29.65               
     Hydro                                                     10.35               
                                                                                   
 Total generation capacity^                              End-Oct(GW)    Y/Y pct chg
 Total                                                       1,068.5            8.4
  in which:                                                                        
       Thermal                                                790.79            6.8
       Hydropower                                             206.32            6.9
       Nuclear                                                 12.57            5.6
                                                                                   
 Capital Investment(bln yuan)                                Jan-Oct    Y/Y pct chg
    Generation                                                 267.6               
         in which:                                                                 
             Hydro                                              91.2               
             Thermal                                            71.7               
             Nuclear                                            59.7               
    Transmission &                                             277.7               
 distribution                                                         
 
    
    * Calculated by Reuters based on available government figures.
    ~ Primary industry refers to agriculture, animal husbandry, fishery and forestry. 
    ^ generator with capacity of 6 megawatt or above.
    

 (Reporting by Judy Hua and Fayen Wong; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi)

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