asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the total tonnage of coal imported into the United Kingdom during each of the years 2001 to 2007; from which countries the coal was imported; what was the estimated cost; and what was the estimated tonnage imported to South Yorkshire during those years.
The total tonnage of coal imported into the United Kingdom during each of the years 2001 to 2006 on a country of origin basis is summarised below. The total value of imports is also included. Data for 2007 will not be available until later this year.
|Total European Union||240||366||369||1,580||1,066||1,597|
|People's Republic of China||705||288||210||233||135||55|
|Republic of South Africa||10,259||9,876||12,194||10,144||13,029||12,953|
|United States of America||2,610||1,567||1,154||2,061||1,509||1,993|
|Total all countries||35,542||28,686||31,891||36,153||43,968||50,456|
|Value of imports (cif) (£m) (3)||1,158||852||924||1,329||1,873||2,132|
Source: HM Revenue and Customs as published in Table G.5 of the internet version of the Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2007 (www.berr.gov.uk/energy/statistics/publications/dukes/page39771.html)
.. Not applicable.
- Nil or negligible.
(1) Joined the EU on
(2) Includes extra-EU coal routed through the Netherlands.
(3) Value of imports are "cif" (cost, insurance and freight).
HM Revenue and Customs' Regional Trade Statistics show that imports of coal, coke and briquettes into the Yorkshire and the Humber region over the same period were as follows: