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Latest publication: Consumption of hard coal 2019, March

Published: 25 January 2008

Consumption of hard coal decreased by 14 per cent last year

This publication has been corrected on 25 January 2008 at 9:40 am. The December figure in the Hard Coal Stocks table has changed.

Approximately 5.6 million tonnes (140,000 TJ) of hard coal were consumed as fuel in the generation of electricity and heat in 2007. The consumption fell by 14 per cent from the pervious year but it was 3 per cent above 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 390 640 420 730 660 570 660 510
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 380 330 760 700 530 210 660 640
November 400 420 770 700 630 300 660  750
December 470 570 800 800 480 460 450  720
 
Whole year 3910 4710 5360 7640 6720 3200 6570 5640

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 4.5
November 3.8  4.1
December 4.4  3.71)

1) Figure was previously 3.9.

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

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Director in charge: Ms Kaija Hovi

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Last updated 25.1.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumption of hard coal [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2588. December 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.8.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kivih/2007/12/kivih_2007_12_2008-01-25_tie_001_en.html