Energy production in November 2019
National Bureau of Statistics of China2019-12-17 10:00




In November, the production of industrial raw coal and crude oil above designated size accelerated, natural gas production maintained a rapid growth, and power production grew steadily.

 

1. Steady Growth of Raw Coal Production and Decline of Coal Import Growth

 

In November, the output of raw coal was 330 million tons, up 4.5 percent year-on-year, 0.1 percentage point faster than last month; the average daily output was 11.14 million tons, an increase of 660 thousand tons on a month on month basis. From January to November, the output of raw coal was 3.41 billion tons, up 4.5 percent year on year.

 

 

In November, coal import reached 20.78 million tons, an increase of 8.5 percent year on year, down 2.9 percentage points from last month. From January to November, coal import reached 299 million tons, up 10.2 percent year on year.

 

 

In November, crude oil imports reached 45.74 million tons, an increase of 230 thousand tons over the previous month, a year-on-year increase of 6.7 percent, and the growth rate fell by 10.4 percentage points over the previous month. From January to November, crude oil import reached 461.88 million tons, up 10.5 percent year on year.

 

 

2. Crude Oil Production Has been Accelerated and Imports Have Continued to Expand

 

In November, crude oil production reached 15.7 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 0.9 percent, 0.9 percentage point higher than last month; daily average output reached 523 thousand tons, a month on month increase of 3000 tons. From January to November, crude oil production reached 174.95 million tons, up 1.0% year on year.

                                                                                                        

 

In November, crude oil imports reached 45.74 million tons, an increase of 230 thousand tons over the previous month, a year-on-year increase of 6.7 percent, and the growth rate fell by 10.4 percentage points over the previous month. From January to November, crude oil import reached 461.88 million tons, up 10.5 percent year on year.

 

 

In November, international crude oil prices picked up. On November 29, the spot FOB price of Brent crude oil was 64.5 US dollar per barrel, up 5.2 US dollar from October 31.

 

 

3. The Speed of Crude Oil Processing Accelerated

 

In November, the processing capacity of crude oil was 56.08 million tons, up 10.1 percent year-on-year, 0.9 percentage point higher than that of last month; the average daily processing capacity was 1.869 million tons, up 3,000 tons month on month. From January to November, 593.18 million tons of crude oil were processed, up 6.7% year on year.

 

 

4. The Production of Natural Gas Increased Rapidly, and the Import Volume Increased Significantly

 

In November, natural gas production reached 15.1 billion cubic meters, up 8.0 percent year-on-year, 0.2 percentage points lower than that of last month; the average daily production reached 500 million cubic meters, an increase of 30 million cubic meters on a month on month basis. From January to November, natural gas production reached 157.5 billion cubic meters, up 9.2 percent year on year.

 

 

In November, natural gas imports reached 9.46 million tons, an increase of 2.94 million tons over the previous month, an increase of 3.3 percent year-on-year, while a decrease of 10.2 percent last month. From January to November, natural gas imports reached 87.11 million tons, up 7.4 percent year on year.

 

 

5. Electricity Production Kept Stable.

 

In November, power generation reached 589 billion kwh, a year-on-year increase of 4.0 percent, kept the same growth rate as last month; the average daily power generation reached 19.63 billion kwh, a month on month increase of 1.20 billion kwh. From January to November, power generation reached 6.5 trillion kwh, up 3.4 percent year on year.

 

 

In terms of varieties, in November, the growth rate of thermal power production slowed down, the decline of hydropower expanded, nuclear power and wind power accelerated, and solar power slightly slowed down. Among them, thermal power increased by 4.4 percent year-on-year, 1.5 percentage points lower than last month; hydropower decreased by 6.4 percent, 2.3 percentage points higher than last month; nuclear power and wind power increased by 14.9 and 20.7percent, 9.5 and 10.7 percentage points higher than last month respectively; solar power increased by 2.7 percent, 0.3 percentage point lower than last month.

 

Annotations:

 

1. Explanatory Notes

 

Raw coal: refers to the raw coal produced by a coal mine that has been checked and accepted and meets the quality standards. That is to say, gangue with specified size (including pyrite and other impurities) is selected from coal and the absolute dry ash content of raw coal is less than 40 percent. Although the absolute dry ash content is over 40 percent, the inferior coal which has been mined with the approval of the relevant departments and has consumption demand should also be included in the output of raw coal. Raw coal is divided into anthracite, bituminous coal and lignite. In bituminous coal, it is divided into coking bituminous coal and general bituminous coal. Raw coal does not include stone coal, peat (peat) and gangue mined with the production process of raw coal.

 

Average daily product output: It is calculated by dividing the total output of Industrial Enterprises above the designated size announced in that month by the calendar days of that month.

 

2. Statistical Coverage       

 

The statistical caliber of the output data in the report is above the designated size of industry, and the statistical scope is industrial enterprises with annual main business income of more than 20 million yuan.

 

Because the scope of Industrial Enterprises above the designated size changes every year, in order to ensure that this year's data is comparable with the previous year's, the same period used to calculate the growth rate of various indicators such as product output is consistent with the statistical scope of enterprises in this period, and there is a caliber difference between the data released last year.

 

3. Survey Methods

 

Import data comes from the General Administration of Customs, of which August data is express data; coal price data comes from China Coal Market Network; crude oil price data comes from the United States Energy Information Agency (EIA).

 

4. Conversion relationship of natural gas units: 1 ton is equal to 1380 cubic meters.

 

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