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Latest publication: Consumption of hard coal 2020, December

Published: 26 August 2010

Consumption of hard coal increased by 34 per cent in the first half of the year

A total of 3.3 million tonnes (83,000 TJ) of hard coal were consumed as fuel in the generation of electricity and heat in the January to June period of 2010. The consumption increased by 34 per cent from the previous year. Use of hard coal went up especially in separate production of electricity. The cold winter and diminished production of hydro power increased the consumption.

Consumption of Hard Coal, million tonnes

Consumption of Hard Coal, million tonnes

In the first half of the year, the consumption of hard coal was a quarter up on the average for the 2000s. The cold winter and growth in industrial output increased the consumption of electricity. In the early part of the year the consumption of electricity showed a growth of eight per cent. At the same time the water situation in the Nordic countries was weaker than in the previous year. In Finland the production of hydro power fell by eight per cent from the previous year.

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

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Updated 26.08.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Consumption of hard coal [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2588. June 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.4.2021].
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