China has for the first time published statistics of coal and electricity consumption for every one of its provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
Guangdong, in south China, was the most economical province, using 0.79 tons of coal for every 10,000 yuan of GDP. The Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China was the most inefficient in energy use, consuming of 4.14 tons of standard coal. The national average was 1.22 tons.
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