Total Factor Productivity and Energy Intensity: An Empirical Study of China’s Cement Industry

Hui Hu, Xiang Li, Fuxia Yang, Jesmin ISLAM

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    China is the largest cement producer and consumer in the world. The cement industry’s rapid growth has led to a large demand of energy. This study reviews China’s cement industry in terms of energy intensity and examines the effects of technological progress on energy intensity. It also discusses the feasibility of achieving China’s energy reduction targets. We employ the Granger causality test and find that the total factor productivity or technological progress causes the energy intensity of the cement industry. Impulse responses analysis also proves that in the long run the technological change contributes to the decline in energy intensity of cement production.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1405-1413
    Number of pages9
    JournalEmerging Markets Finance Trade
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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