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Apr 27, 2022 07:53 PM
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China’s Electricity Consumption Growth Slowed Further in April, Industry Body Says

Workers inspect a power station in East China’s Zhejiang province on April 15. Photo: VCG
Workers inspect a power station in East China’s Zhejiang province on April 15. Photo: VCG

China’s electricity consumption growth will likely continue slowing in April, an electricity industry body predicts, citing domestic Covid outbreaks, geopolitical conflict, and changing weather.

The China Electricity Council (CEC) made the prediction in a report released Monday, which did not give a specific estimate for monthly electricity use.

In March, China’s year-on-year electricity consumption growth rate was 3.5%, down from the 5.8% in January and February, as the growth stalled in industrial sectors and service sectors, according to the CEC.

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