2016 China Key Figures
Population: 1379 million
GDP growth rate: 6.70 %/year
Energy independence: 80.0%
Total consumption/GDP:* 63.6 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 6.43 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 5.40%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita was around 2.2 toe/cap in 2016 (more than threefold India's per capita consumption and equal to 70% of the EU average).

China's statistical agency indicated in 2015 that coal consumption in China has been underestimated since 2000, especially in recent...

China energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

China is a major oil producer, with about 202 Mt in 2016. Oil production increased by an average of 2%/year between 2000 and 2015. It dropped in 2016 by 7% due to the low oil price environment.

Most of the production is onshore (90%) and located in the fields close to the north-eastern...

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

The consumption of oil products is increasing strongly (6%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2016). The transport sector is the biggest consumer of oil products with a 48% share in oil product consumption followed by industry which consumed around 31% in 2016 (including non-energy uses).

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Natural gas consumption has increased strongly since 2000 (15%/year over 2000-2014, on average), showing a slow-down in 2015 to 4% before increasing by 8% in 2016. Industry is the main consumer (30% including non-energy uses). The share of the power sector is still low (17%), but is increasing...

Asia LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption fell in the last three years: by -3.3% in 2014, -1.7% in 2015, -4.7% in 2016. Previously, coal consumption had followed a very strong upward trend since 2000 (8.9%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2013). The power and industry sectors represent 86% of electricity consumption,...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Domestic electricity consumption has increased strongly since 2002 (12%/year, on average, between 2002 and 2013). Growth has been slower since 2013 (about 4.4%/year). Industry is the main consumer (62% in 2016), followed by residential and services (16% and 13%, respectively).


Renewable in % electricity production

In 2016, the NEA released "Guiding Opinions on Establishing Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards," which set renewable energy consumption targets for China. This document recalls national 2015 and 2020 targets of 15% of total primary energy consumption by 2020 and 20% by 2030. It also sets non-...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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