BEIJING, June 14 (Xinhua) -- China's power consumption rose 5.2 percent in the first five months from a year earlier, official data showed on Saturday.
The Jan.-May growth figure was in line with the rate in the first four months, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).
Total electricity consumption in the first five months stood at 2.16 trillion kwh, the NEA data showed.
Meanwhile, electricity use by the primary industry dropped 5.8 percent year on year to 33.7 billion kwh.
Power consumption by the secondary industry reached 1.58 trillion kwh in the first five months, up 5.1 percent year on year, while that by the tertiary industry rose 6.4 percent year on year to 259.1 kwh.
In May alone, power use gained 5.3 percent from a year ago, picking up speed from the 4.6 percent growth in April.