China is the world's largest producer of electronics. The chart from SemiWiki (see citation below) shows Chinese production of electronics has increased year-over-year in the 8-14% range annually. In addition to the annual increase in total national energy usage and port container volume, this is further proof that the Chinese economy is still booming. ---------- Semiconductors out of step with electronics | SemiWiki "China is the largest producer of electronics. Its growth rate has decelerated from the 12% - 14% range in 2014 to the 10% - 13% range in 2015 and to the 8% - 9% range in the first four months of 2016. The slowdown in China electronics production has been fairly moderate. U.S. electronics production was in decline for most of 2014 through April 2015. In the last year U.S. growth has been positive, reaching a peak of 7% in November 2015. Japan’s electronics production has been extremely weak, with declines almost every month over the last two years. Although Japan electronics is a drag on the global semiconductor market, Japan is only 9% of the market. Europe monthly electronics production data is not available, but overall industrial production has been positive in the range of 1% to 3% over the last two years."