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Latest publication: Consumption of hard coal 2019, March

Published: 26 April 2007

Consumption of hard coal close to the average of the 2000s in January to March

Approximately 1.75 million tonnes (44,000 TJ) of hard coal was consumed as fuel in the generation of electricity and heat in the first quarter of 2007. The consumption fell slightly from the previous year and was very close to the average consumption level of the 2000s, which is 1.77 tonnes. Separate production of electricity in condensing power plants increased somewhat from the previous year, but combined heat and power production decreased. In early 2007 the prices of electricity and emissions allowances were at a level which made the use of hard coal as fuel for condensing power economically viable.

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 390 640 420 730 660 570 660 510
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 380 330 760 700 530 210 660  
November 400 420 770 700 630 300 660  
December 470 570 800 800 480 460 450  
 
1st Quarter 1450 1729 1442 2305 2271 1388 1807 1750
 
Whole year 3910 4710 5360 7640 6720 3200 6570  

Hard Coal Stocks, month-end, million tonnes

  2006 2007
January 5.0 4.4
February 4.6 4.1
March 4.1 4.2
April 3.9  
May 3.8  
June 3.7  
July 3.4  
August 3.2  
September 3.3  
October 3.5  
November 3.8  
December 4.4  

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

Inquiries: Mr Saku Slioor +358 9 1734 2685 energia@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ms Kaija Hovi

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Last updated 26.4.2007

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumption of hard coal [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2588. March 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.8.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kivih/2007/03/kivih_2007_03_2007-04-26_tie_001_en.html