The energy industries in China have been developing rapidly, with energy output in 1986 26 times as much as in 1949. During this period of time CI949 --19865). raw coal output rose to 894 million tons from 32 million tons. ranking first in the world, or accounting for 20 % of the world’s total; crude oil production increased to 131 million tons from 100,000 tons, ranking fifth in the world? electricity generation went up to 449.6 billion KWh from 43 billion KWh, ranking fifth in the world. The primary energy production in China totalled up to 881 million tons of standard coal, ranking third in the world, next only to the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

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