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Power use expands 6% in July

CHINA'S power consumption in July rose 6 percent to 342 billion kilowatt hours over the same month of last year, said the country's National Energy Administration yesterday.

The power consumption was 10.9 percent more than that of June, the NEA said.

However, the total power consumption in the first seven months dimmed 0.89 percent from a year earlier to reach 1.99 trillion kwh.

During the first seven months, agriculture consumed 5.05 percent more in power consumption to 53.4 billion kwh, while services used up 10.37 percent more to 215.8 billion kwh. But industry use fell 4.26 percent to 1.47 trillion kwh.

Power generation, another important measure of industrial activities, expanded 4.8 percent in July from a year earlier, said the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday.

This is the second straight month that electricity generation in China has grown after eight consecutive months of decline from last October.


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