Power consumption in China slows down

Power consumption in China slows down

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The power consumption in China has further slowed down in the month of August as the factory activity and industrial output posted weaker growth. A weaker growth was reported due to the economic turndown.

The National Energy Administration on September 14, 2012 said that the total electricity consumption of China grew just 3.6 percent from a year earlier to 449.5 billion kilowatt hour. The data of the month of August had brought electricity consumption in the first eight months to 3.28 trillion kWh up 5.1 percent year on year which has eased further from the 5.4 percent which was seen in the first seven months of 2012.