Key China Energy Statistics 2016

TitleKey China Energy Statistics 2016
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDavid Fridley, Hongyou Lu, Xu Liu
PublisherLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CityBerkeley, CA
KeywordsChina, co2, energy

2014 Highlights

  • China’s total primary energy consumption reached 4.26 billion tonnes of coal equivalent (tce), up 2.1% over 2013, and accounting for 23 percent of global energy consumption.
  • Primary energy grew only 29 percent as fast as the rate of GDP growth
  • China accounted for 27.5 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions.
  • China’s per capita CO2 emissions were 6.6 tonnes/person, 49 percent above the world average but 59 percent below that of the United States.
  • China accounted for over half of total world coal consumption.
  • In contrast, China’s oil consumption was 12 percent of world demand and natural gas was 5.5 percent.
  • Since 2000, China’s natural gas consumption grew at a rate of 15.3 percent per year.
  • China’s Western region continues to be the dominant source of increased production of oil and natural gas.
  • China added 113 gigawatts (GW) of new power plant generation capacity, of which 48 percent was fossil-fuel-based. Wind power capacity rose by 20 GW and solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity by 9 GW. Wind generation accounted for 22 percent of the global total, and PV was 16 percent of the global total.
  • Natural gas imports reached 60 billion cubic meters (m3), up 13 percent, including a 15 percent rise in pipeline gas from Central Asia, and a 10 percent increase in liquefied natural gas imports. Crude oil imports rose 9.5 percent to 6.7 million barrels/day, and coal imports fell 15 percent to 156 million tonnes.