China

2015 China Key Figures
Population: 1371 million
GDP growth rate: 6.90 %/year
Energy independence: 84.9%
Total consumption/GDP:* 68.3 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 6.41 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 5.84%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Primary consumption per capita was around 2.5 toe/cap in 2015 (more than threefold India's per capita consumption and equal to 77% of the EU average).

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

China energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

China is a major oil producer, with 216 Mt in 2015. Oil production increased by an average of 2%/year between 2000 and 2015. It dropped in H1 2016 by 5.4% (yoy) due to the low oil price environment.

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

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

The consumption of oil products is increasing strongly (6.2%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2015). The transport sector is the biggest consumer of oil products with a 49% share in oil product consumption followed by industry which consumed around 31% in 2015 (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 3.3%. Industry is the main consumer (35% including non-energy uses). The share of the power sector is still low (14%), but is increasing.

Graph: NATURAL GAS...

Asia LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption fell in the last two years: by -2.9% in 2014 and -3.7% in 2015, the first drops in 14 years. Previously, coal consumption had followed a very strong upward trend since 2000 (8.6%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2013). Electricity production's share in coal consumption quickly...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption has increased strongly since 2002 (11%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2013). Growth has been slower since 2011, showing the impact of the global economic slowdown; in 2015 it dropped to its lowest level, at 0.5%. Industry is the main consumer (63% in 2015), followed...

Renewable in % electricity production

China's Renewable Energy Law took effect in 2006. It specified five areas of intervention to boost the share of renewables in the national energy supply: overall targets, compulsory grid connection, classified power price, cost-sharing, and the establishment of a special fund for the development...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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