Chinese energy consumption picks up in first three quarters


Chinese economy has taken an up tick the country’s energy consumption rose in the first three quarters of this year.

China’s coal consumption was more than 2.8 billion tons, with the power, iron, steel and chemical industries taking positive growth.

The oil consumption in the period increased by 3.9 percent year on year, same as that of last year.

The total natural gas consumption in the period rose rapidly to 171 billion cubic meters, up by 15.7 percent year on year.

The electricity consumption rebounded, rising by 6.9 percent year on year, with 2.4 percentage points.


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