BEIJING, Feb. 23 -- China's power use reached 353.1 billion kWh in January, up 40.14% year on year or 2.7% month on month, according to the latest statistics released by the National Energy Administration.
Last month, primary industry consumed 7 billion kWh of power, 23.5% more than in the same period of last year. The power use of secondary industry during the same period jumped 45.99% year on year to 262.4 billion kWh, while that of tertiary industry rose 25.61% from a year earlier to 39.8 billion kWh.
Residents in the urban and rural areas consumed 44 billion kWh of electricity, 25.9% more than in the same period of last year.
China's electricity consumption was 3.64 trillion kWh in 2009, up 5.96% year on year, according to an earlier report from China Knowledge.