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Latest publication: Consumption of hard coal 2019, September

Published: 4 May 2006

Consumption of coal went up in the first quarter of the year

In the first quarter of 2006, the consumption of coal in electricity and heat generation amounted to approximately 1.8 million tonnes (46,000 TJ). The consumption went up by 31 per cent from the corresponding quarter of the previous year and was higher than one year earlier in all months of the examined quarter. The growth was caused by colder weather than in the year before, which increased the demand for electricity and district heat. In relative terms, the use of coal increased most in the production of condensing power.

As of the beginning of this year, data will also be collected and published on the stocks of coal in connection with those on the consumption of coal. In this publication coal stocks include data only from companies that answer the questionnaire. Figures have not been corrected to also represent other coal user's stocks.

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

Consumption of Hard Coal, 1000 t

  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
January 490 580 820 890 380 550
February 600 440 750 720 430 600
March 640 420 730 660 570 670
April 430 320 660 550 280  
May 340 190 570 490 230  
June 260 130 380 460 90  
July 190 210 380 410 50  
August 210 270 490 480  90  
September 230 450 650 430  90  
October 330 760 700 530 200  
November 420 770 700 630  300  
December 570 800 800 480  450  
 
1st Quarter 1730 1440 2300 2270 1380 1810
 
Whole Year 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

Source: As of the beginning of year 2005 Statistics Finland, years 1998-2004 Coal User's Committee / Finergy

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Last updated 4.5.2006

Referencing instructions:

Statistics: Consumption of hard coal [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2588. March 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kivih/2006/03/kivih_2006_03_2006-05-04_tie_001_en.html