The TradeFlow CTDI China Energy Index was launched in conjunction with Singapore’s TradeFlow Capital. The TradeFlow CTDI China Energy Index is the most effective tool to track China’s energy consumption and industrial activity. As China’s economy shifts away from an export oriented economy to one of domestic consumption, traditional macroeconomic export data will decline in importance as a barometer of China’s economic health. In the future, tracking China’s energy consumption is the better benchmark to assess the state of the Chinese economy. Why? Energy requirements drive manufacturing output, the foundation of the domestic consumption economy.