China’s electricity output increased by 26.9% to 323.4 billion kWh in the last month, compared with the same period a year ago, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

The increase represents the biggest hike since January 2005 when electricity output had increased by almost 28%, reports Bloomberg.

China’s industrial production increased by 19% in November, supported by a $586bn stimulus package, record bank lending and incentives for purchases.

The bureau said that coal production increased by 26% to 290 million tonnes, while crude oil output declined by 1.1% to 15.7 million tonnes.

The country’s economic growth accelerated to 8.9% during the third quarter.