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Industrial power use grows 8% in July

08-16-2010 11:12 BJT

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China's industrial sector consumed 290 billion kilowatt hours electricity in July, up 8 percent compared to previous month.

The China Electricity Council says heavy industry power use reached 243 billion kilowatt hours, up by 9 percent. Light industries' power consumption recorded 46 billion kilo-watt hours, up by 2 percent from the previous month.

Power consumption is an important barometer of industrial development. Accounting for some 75 percent of total national power consumption, it also suggests fluctuations of the Chinese economy.

The increase in power consumption suggests China's industries are developing steadily without signs of a double dip recession. But it also indicates the structural balance between heavy and light industries needs adjustment.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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