Coal: Iron and Steel

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 16th March 2017.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal the UK iron and steel industry has used in each year from 2005 to the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The table below shows how much coal the UK iron and steel industry used each year from 2005-2015:

Coal used by UK iron & steel industry(1) (thousand tonnes)

2005

6,609

2006

7,050

2007

7,249

2008

7,114

2009

5,847

2010

6,442

2011

6,329

2012

6,003

2013

6,752

2014

6,544

2015

5,187

(1) Includes coal used in coke manufacture, blast furnaces and final consumption by the iron & steel industry. Excludes imported coke products.

Source: Table DUKES 2.1 Digest of UK Energy Statistics, July 2016, 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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