China

2016 China Key Figures
Population: 1378 million
GDP growth rate: 6.59 %/year
Energy independence: 81.3%
Total consumption/GDP:* 65.0 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 6.40 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 5.70%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total energy consumption per capita was around 2.3 toe/cap in 2016 (more than threefold India's per capita consumption and equal to 72% 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 (6.1%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2016). The transport sector is the biggest consumer of oil products with a 47% share in oil product consumption followed by industry which consumed around 32% 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 3.3% before increasing by 8% in 2016. Industry is the main consumer (35% including non-energy uses). The share of the power sector is still low (14%), but is increasing...

Asia LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption fell in the last three years: by -2.7% in 2014, -3.7% in 2015, -4.7% in 2016. 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 reduced from 55% in...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption has increased strongly since 2002 (12%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2013). Growth has been slower since 2013 (about 3.4%/year). In 2015, it dropped to its lowest level (0.5%) before increasing by 5.2% in 2016. Industry is the main consumer (61% in 2016), followed by...

Renewable in % electricity production

China's Renewable Energy Law took effect in 2006 and was amended to reflect the new situation of abundant supply and the increasing demand for renewable energy.

In 2016, the NEA released "Guiding Opinions on Establishing Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards," which set renewable energy...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)
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