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Table 2

Decoupling trend between water consumption and economic growth of primary industry in Jiangxi Province (2000–2015)

YearGDPWCD(wc, g)Degree decoupling/coupling
2000 6.800 −0.046 −0.007 Strong decoupling 
2001 4.200 −1.545 −0.368 Strong decoupling 
2002 4.400 −11.281 −2.564 Strong decoupling 
2003 2.700 −19.984 −7.401 Strong decoupling 
2004 8.000 23.317 2.915 Expansive negative decoupling 
2005 6.500 4.632 0.713 Weak decoupling 
2006 6.500 −1.350 −0.208 Strong decoupling 
2007 4.100 13.455 3.282 Expansive negative decoupling 
2008 4.800 −1.602 −0.334 Strong decoupling 
2009 4.500 16.138 3.586 Expansive negative decoupling 
2010 4.000 −12.330 −3.082 Strong decoupling 
2011 4.200 13.468 3.207 Expansive negative decoupling 
2012 4.600 −11.214 −2.438 Strong decoupling 
2013 4.500 12.861 2.858 Expansive negative decoupling 
2014 4.700 −4.024 −0.856 Strong decoupling 
2015 3.900 −8.588 −2.202 Strong decoupling 
YearGDPWCD(wc, g)Degree decoupling/coupling
2000 6.800 −0.046 −0.007 Strong decoupling 
2001 4.200 −1.545 −0.368 Strong decoupling 
2002 4.400 −11.281 −2.564 Strong decoupling 
2003 2.700 −19.984 −7.401 Strong decoupling 
2004 8.000 23.317 2.915 Expansive negative decoupling 
2005 6.500 4.632 0.713 Weak decoupling 
2006 6.500 −1.350 −0.208 Strong decoupling 
2007 4.100 13.455 3.282 Expansive negative decoupling 
2008 4.800 −1.602 −0.334 Strong decoupling 
2009 4.500 16.138 3.586 Expansive negative decoupling 
2010 4.000 −12.330 −3.082 Strong decoupling 
2011 4.200 13.468 3.207 Expansive negative decoupling 
2012 4.600 −11.214 −2.438 Strong decoupling 
2013 4.500 12.861 2.858 Expansive negative decoupling 
2014 4.700 −4.024 −0.856 Strong decoupling 
2015 3.900 −8.588 −2.202 Strong decoupling 

Note:GDP is the growth rate of total output value; %ΔWC is the growth rate of WC; D(wc, g) is the decoupling elasticity coefficient.

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