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Table 4

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

YearGDPWCD(wc, g)Degree decoupling/coupling
2000 10.400 −9.682 −0.931 Strong decoupling 
2001 7.900 3.977 0.503 Weak decoupling 
2002 6.900 4.989 0.723 Weak decoupling 
2003 7.400 −5.649 −0.763 Strong decoupling 
2004 9.800 3.693 0.377 Weak decoupling 
2005 10.800 −4.155 −0.385 Strong decoupling 
2006 9.900 0.450 0.046 Weak decoupling 
2007 11.700 12.276 1.049 Expansive coupling 
2008 11.500 2.446 0.213 Weak decoupling 
2009 10.700 10.916 1.020 Expansive coupling 
2010 11.200 5.448 0.486 Weak decoupling 
2011 11.100 3.500 0.315 Weak decoupling 
2012 9.500 5.113 0.538 Weak decoupling 
2013 8.400 2.949 0.351 Weak decoupling 
2014 9.100 1.786 0.196 Weak decoupling 
2015 10.100 2.083 0.206 Weak decoupling 
YearGDPWCD(wc, g)Degree decoupling/coupling
2000 10.400 −9.682 −0.931 Strong decoupling 
2001 7.900 3.977 0.503 Weak decoupling 
2002 6.900 4.989 0.723 Weak decoupling 
2003 7.400 −5.649 −0.763 Strong decoupling 
2004 9.800 3.693 0.377 Weak decoupling 
2005 10.800 −4.155 −0.385 Strong decoupling 
2006 9.900 0.450 0.046 Weak decoupling 
2007 11.700 12.276 1.049 Expansive coupling 
2008 11.500 2.446 0.213 Weak decoupling 
2009 10.700 10.916 1.020 Expansive coupling 
2010 11.200 5.448 0.486 Weak decoupling 
2011 11.100 3.500 0.315 Weak decoupling 
2012 9.500 5.113 0.538 Weak decoupling 
2013 8.400 2.949 0.351 Weak decoupling 
2014 9.100 1.786 0.196 Weak decoupling 
2015 10.100 2.083 0.206 Weak 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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