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China's total energy consumption rose 1.4% in 2016: stats bureau

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China's total energy consumption grew 1.4 per cent to 43.6 billion tonnes of standard coal in 2016, according to preliminary calculations published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday.

[SHANGHAI] China's total energy consumption grew 1.4 per cent to 43.6 billion tonnes of standard coal in 2016, according to preliminary calculations published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday.

Total energy production was down 4.2 per cent compared to the previous year at 34.6 billion tonnes of coal equivalent, the statistics bureau said in its annual statistical bulletin.

It said the share of coal in its total energy consumption mix stood at 62 per cent over 2016. The figure for 2015 was 64 per cent, according to last year's bulletin.

REUTERS

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