Coal: Imports

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 25th May 2016.

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Photo of David Anderson David Anderson Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of coal produced and imported into the UK is used for (a) electricity generation, (b) steel production, (c) cement manufacture, (d) domestic uses, (e) carbon fibre goods, (f) liquid fuel manufacture, (g) mobile phone components and (h) heritage railways in the latest year for which figures are available.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The table below gives the proportion of coal produced and imported into the UK by sector for 2014. DECC only produces industry consumption data for the main industrial sectors. Therefore, data is not broken down specifically for cement manufacture, carbon fibre goods, liquid fuel manufacture and mobile phone components. For industry the table shows the two largest consumers and iron and steel.

Thousand Tonnes

Proportion %

Total Demand

48,500

Transformation

45,665

94.1%

Of which: Electricity Generation

38,400

79.2%

Industry

2,240

4.6%

Of which : Mineral Products

1173

2.4%

Pulp, paper, printing, etc

136

0.2%

Iron and Steel

54

0.1%

Heritage railways

13

0.03%

Domestic

547

1.1%

*Other

35

0.1%

*includes energy industry use, public administration, commercial and miscellaneous.

Source:

DUKES table 2.4 available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/solid-fuels-and-derived-gases-chapter-2-digest-of-united-kingdom-energy-statistics-dukes.

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