Nation's power use rises in Jan-Feb
China's electricity consumption, an important indicator of economic activity, rose significantly in the first two months of this year, suggesting economic improvement, official data showed on Monday. Power use rose 6.3 percent year-on-year to 935.6 billion kilowatt hours in the first two months, according to data from the National Energy Administration. In the first two months, electricity use by primary industry climbed 12 percent from a year earlier. Power consumption by secondary industry went up 6.7 percent, while tertiary industry saw a 7.3-percent rise amid economic restructuring.
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