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Published: 26 August 2013

Consumption of hard coal grew by 37 per cent in January to June

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, consumption of hard coal increased by 37 per cent in January to June this year from the respective period of last year. Its total consumption as fuel in the generation of electricity and heat amounted to 2.7 million tonnes, corresponding to 67 petajoules in energy content. Use of hard coal increased in plants of separate production of electricity, where 708 thousand tonnes of hard coal was consumed, which was over four times more than a year earlier in 2012.

Consumption of hard coal, 1,000 tonnes

Consumption of hard coal, 1,000 tonnes
The data for years 2012 and 2013 are preliminary.

In January to June this year, the consumption of hard coal was 1.5 per cent up on the average for the 2000s. At the end of June 2013, stocks of hard coal totalled some 3 million tonnes, or 28 per cent less than one year earlier. Separate production of condensate power increased by 81 per cent in the early part of the year. According to Finnish Energy Industries net imports of electricity decreased by 19 per cent in the first half of the year. Net imports of electricity from the Nordic countries went down by 36 per cent and imports from Russia grew by five per cent in the first half of the year compared to one year earlier.

Source: Consumption of hard coal, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumption of hard coal [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2588. June 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.3.2024].
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