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Published: 28 October 2013

Consumption of hard coal increased by 47 per cent in January to September

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, consumption of hard coal increased by 47 per cent in January to September of this year from the respective period of last year. Its total consumption as fuel in the generation of electricity and heat amounted to 3.4 million tonnes, corresponding to around 85 petajoules in energy content. Use of hard coal increased in plants of separate production of electricity, where approximately one million 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 September this year, consumption of hard coal was equal to the average for the 2000s. At the end of August 2013, stocks of hard coal totalled some 3.2 million tonnes, or 26 per cent less than 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. September 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.3.2024].
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