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China's energy intensity has inched up. The National Bureau of Statistics says the country's energy consumption used to make each unit of gross domestic product, increased 0.09 percent in the first half of the year from a year earlier.
The increase is much smaller than the 3.2 percent rise in the first quarter of this year. Bureau statistics show that China's GDP in the first half of 2010 increased by 11.1 percent year-on-year. Energy consumption surged 11.2 percent.
Experts say the energy intensity could fall again in the coming quarters, as the government's tough measures to curb energy intensive industries takes affect.
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