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China's Jan-Sept energy consumption up, intensity dips

ABSTRACT

China's total energy consumption continued growing over January-September, rising by 7.3% on year, according to data from China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) published on October 19. However, affected by energy use and intensity control, the growth slowed by 7.3 percentage points and 3.2 percentage points from Q1 and H1 respectively. Meanwhile, the country's energy consumption per GDP unit – or energy intensity – dropped 2.3% on year, which was wider by 0.3 percentage point from H1.
Over January-September, energy consumption in the country's six main energy-intensive industries grew 5.9% on year, or down 8.1 percentage points and 3.9 percentage points respectively from Q1 and H1, NBS data showed. The six comprise power generation, steelmaking, chemicals industry, petrochemical industry, construction materials manufacturing and non-ferrous metals smelting. The detailed energy consumption volume has not

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