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Electricity Transmission and Distribution in China: Market Research Report

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Electricity Transmission and Distribution Market Research Report | Aug 2016

IBISWorld’s Electricity Transmission and Distribution market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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The Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry is expected to generate $478.9 billion in 2016, up 1.8% from 2015. Over the five years through 2016, revenue has been growing at an annualized rate of 3.4%.

Two large monopoly companies are in control of the majority of China's electricity transmission and distribution activities. The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) controls over 88.0% of China's land area and was estimated to retail more than 66.0% of total consumed electricity in China in 2015. Meanwhile, China Southern Power Grid Corporation Limited (CSG) covers 10.4% of China's land area and sells an estimated 15.0% of total consumed power.

Over the next five years, ACMR-IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will grow at the lower rate of 3.3%.... purchase to read more

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The Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry is expected to grow more slowly than GDP growth in the decade to 2021, with value added increasing by an annualized 3%, lower than the annual rate of China's GDP growth over the same period (6.5%). Electricity demand is expected to increase steadily in the next five years, following the trend of overall economic growth.

Power grid investment and construction is expected to continue increasing in the future (IBISWorld industry report 4725). In addition, extra high voltage (EHV) and ultra high voltage (UHV) transmission technologies and applications are developing steadily leading to increased transmission capacity and a more balanced power supply and demand.

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What is the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry?

The Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry comprises two large power companies primarily engaged in high voltage electricity transmission, low voltage electricity distribution, and the retailing of electricity through power grids to end users. Electricity transmitted and distributed by this industry is originally purchased from different kinds of power generation enterprises.

Industry Products
220V power supply380V power supply35kV power supply110kV power supply220kV power supplyOther power supply
Industry Activities
High voltage electricity transmissionLow voltage electricity distributionElectricity retailing to end users

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