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Latest publication: Consumption of hard coal 2019, September

Published: 25 October 2007

Consumption of hard coal decreased by 27 per cent in January to September

Approximately 3.5 million tonnes (89,000 TJ) of hard coal were consumed as fuel in the generation of electricity and heat in the first three quarters of 2007. The consumption fell by 27 per cent from the pervious year and was 6 per cent below the average for the 2000s. Use of hard coal decreased both in separate production of electricity and in combined heat and power production. The reasons for the reduced consumption were increased production of hydro power in the Nordic countries and slightly milder weather than in the year before. The low price of emission allowances improved the competitiveness of hard coal in the generation of electricity and heat compared to fuels with lower emissions, but weakened its competitiveness against peat. In separate production of electricity competitiveness of hard coal compared to peat also weakened because of the feed-in tariff system for peat which came into force in May 2007.

Consumption of Hard Coal, 12-month moving total, million tonnes

Consumption of Hard Coal, 1000 t

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
January 610 490 580 820 890 380 550 560
February 450 600 440 750 720 430 590 680
March 390 640 420 730 660 570 670 510
April 250 430 320 660 550 280 420 340
May 290 340 190 570 490 230 370 240
June 100 260 130 380 460 90 450 300
July 80 190 210 380 410 50 500 110
August 220 210 270 490 480 100 580  300
September 270 230 450 650 430 90 680  500
October 380 330 760 700 530 210 660  
November 400 420 770 700 630 300 670  
December 470 570 800 800 480 460 450  
 
The First Three Quarters Total 2660 3390 3020 5430 5080 2230 4820 3530
 
Whole year 3910 4710 5360 7640 6720 3200 6600  

Hard Coal Stocks, month-end, million tonnes

  2006 2007
January 5.0 4.4
February 4.7 4.1
March 4.1 4.2
April 3.9 4.4
May 3.9  4.8
June 3.7  4.8
July 3.5 4.9
August 3.2  5.0
September 3.3  4.7
October 3.5  
November 3.8  
December 4.4  

Source: Since 2005 Statistics Finland, 1997-2004 Coal Users' Committee/Finergy

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Last updated 25.10.2007

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumption of hard coal [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2588. September 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kivih/2007/09/kivih_2007_09_2007-10-25_tie_001_en.html