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Published: 22 August 2008

Consumption of hard coal decreased by 39 per cent during the first half of the year

Approximately 1.6 million tonnes (40,000 TJ) of hard coal were consumed as fuel in the generation of electricity and heat in the January to June period of 2008. The consumption fell by 39 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year and stood as much below 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 decrease in consumption were the favourable water situation in the Nordic countries and ample production of hydro power as well as the beginning of the second EU emissions trading period at the start of the year. The need for heating energy was reduced by the warm weather in January and February.

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

Consumption of Hard Coal, 1000 t

  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
January 490 580 820 890 380 550 560 410
February 600 440 750 720 430 590 680 330
March 640 420 730 660 570 660 510 330
April 430 320 660 550 280 420 340 230
May 340 190 570 490 230 370 240 150
June 260 130 380 460 90 450 300 170
July 190 210 380 410 50 500 110  
August 210 270 490 480 90 580 300  
September 230 450 650 430 90 680 500  
October 330 760 700 530 210 660 640  
November 420 770 700 630 300 660 750  
December 570 800 800 480 460 450 720  
   
1st and 2nd quarter total 2770 2090 3920 3770 1990 3050 2620 1610
   
Whole year 4710 5360 7640 6720 3200 6590 5640  

Hard Coal Stocks, month-end, million tonnes

  2006 2007 2008
January 5.0 4.4 3.6
February 4.7 4.1 3.6
March 4.1 4.2 3.7
April 3.9 4.4 3.7
May 3.9 4.8 3.9
June 3.7 4.8 4.0
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 3.7  

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

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Last updated 22.8.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumption of hard coal [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2588. June 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kivih/2008/06/kivih_2008_06_2008-08-22_tie_001_en.html