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Latest publication: Consumption of hard coal 2019, September

Published: 26 October 2012

Consumption of hard coal decreased by 35 per cent in January to September

According to Statistics Finland’s preliminary data, consumption of hard coal decreased by 35 per cent in January to September this year from the respective period of last year. Its total consumption as fuel in the generation of electricity and heat amounted to 2.2 million tonnes, corresponding to 53 petajoules in energy content. Use of hard coal decreased in plants of separate production of electricity, which consumed 78 per cent less of it than one year earlier in 2011.

Consumption of hard coal, 1,000 tonnes

Consumption of hard coal, 1,000 tonnes
The data for 2011 and 2012 are preliminary.

In January to September this year, the consumption of hard coal was 42 per cent down on the average for the 2000s. At the end of September 2012, stocks of hard coal amounted to around 4.3 million tonnes, or 11 per cent less than one year earlier. Production of condensing power decreased by 53 per cent in the early part of the year. The better than average water situation that has prevailed in Norway, Sweden and Finland throughout the year has made the production of hydro power for the Nordic market more economical than before.

Source: Consumption of hard coal, Statistics Finland

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Updated 26.10.2012

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumption of hard coal [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2588. September 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.1.2020].
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