China News Service, Beijing, October 13 (reporter Yan Xiaohong) China’s electricity consumption rose year-on-year in the first nine months of 2021, with 16 provinces’ electricity consumption growth faster than the national average, according to the China Electricity Council on Thursday. Electricity consumption in the manufacturing sector rose 13.3 percent year on year.
From January to September, electricity consumption in the eastern, central, western and northeastern regions grew by 13.6 percent, 13.8 percent, 12.1 percent and 8.2 percent, respectively.
From January to September, the growth rate of electricity consumption in 16 provinces exceeded the national average, with the following in order: Xizang, Hubei, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Qinghai, Fujian, Shaanxi, Guangdong, Sichuan, Ningxia, Jiangsu, Guangxi, Chongqing, Anhui, Guizhou and Hunan.
In addition, from January to September, China’s industrial electricity consumption was 4,021.3 billion kilowatt-hours, up 12.2% year on year, 11.7 percentage points higher than the same period last year, accounting for 65.2% of the total social electricity consumption.
From January to September, China’s manufacturing industry consumed 3,079.4 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, up 13.3 percent year on year, or 12.6 percentage points higher than the same period last year. Among them, the power consumption of the four high-capacity industries totaled 1,662 billion KWH, up 9.5% year on year, or 7.8 percentage points higher than the same period last year. The electricity consumption of high-tech and equipment manufacturing increased by 19.7% year-on-year, 18.6 percentage points higher than the same period last year. The electricity consumption of consumer goods manufacturing increased by 16.2% year on year, 20.5 percentage points higher than the previous year. Electricity consumption of other manufacturing industries increased by 17.2% year on year, 15.9 percentage points higher than the previous year. (after)