12 Jun 2010 12:47

China's energy products output on track for growth - NBS

Shanghai. June 12. INTERFAX-CHINA - China's energy products output is on track for further growth after a strong showing the first five months of this year, according to statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on June 12.

The bureau's statistics show that China produced 81.6 million tons of crude oil in the January-May period, representing an annual increase of 4.9 percent.

The country's coal output in the first five months stood at 1.3 billion tons, up 20.6 percent from the same period a year ago.

Power output during this period topped 1.628 trillion kilowatt-hours (kWh), up 21.4 percent year-on-year, according to the NBS.

Meanwhile, output from the heavy energy-consuming industrial sector grew 18.5 percent year-on-year during the January-May period, the NBS said.