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Published: 20 October 2006

Consumption of hard coal more than doubled in January to September

By the end of September, approximately 4.8 million tonnes (120,000 TJ) of hard coal had been consumed in the generation of electricity and heat. The consumption went up by 120 per cent from the previous year. The consumption was high because generation of hydro power and net imports of electricity remained well below previous year's levels in the early part of the year. At the same time the consumption of electricity grew and separate production at condensing power plants increased considerably.

Consumption of hard coal showed especially strong growth in the third quarter of the year, because consumption in last year's third quarter was very low. The consumption in this year's third quarter, 1.8 million tonnes, was higher than in any other third quarter of the year in the 2000s. However, throughout the first three quarters of the year, consumption of hard coal was 11 per cent below the record year of 2003.

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

Consumption of Hard Coal, 1000 t

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
January 610 490 580 820 890 380 550
February 450 600 440 750 720 430 600
March 390 640 420 730 660 570 670
April 250 430 320 660 550 280 420
May 290 340 190 570 490 230  370
June 100 260 130 380 460 90  450
July 80 190 210 380 410 50 500
August 220 210 270 490 480  90 580
September 270 230 450 650 430  90 680
October 380 330 760 700 530 200  
November 400 420 770 700 630  300  
December 470 570 800 800 480  450  
 
The First Three Quarters Total 2660 3390 3020 5430 5080 2220 4810
 
Whole Year 3910 4710 5360 7640 6720 3170  

Hard Coal Stocks, at the end of month, million tonnes

  2006
January 5,0
February 4,6
March 4,1
April 3,9
May 3,9
June 3,7
July 3,4
August 3,2
September 3,3

Source: Since 2005 Statistics Finland, 1998-2004 Coal User's Committee/Finergy

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Director in charge: Ms Kaija Hovi

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Last updated 20.10.2006

Referencing instructions:

Statistics: Consumption of hard coal [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2588. September 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.8.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kivih/2006/09/kivih_2006_09_2006-10-20_tie_001_en.html