Coal and coal products; indigenous production, imports, exports; from 1802

Table description


This table presents the main figures for supply and consumption of primary coal (hard coal, lignite) and coal products in the Netherlands in a long time series.

Data available:
From 1802

Status of the figures:
Figures of 1802 up to and including 2019 are definite. Figures of 2020 and 2021 are revised provisional.

Changes as of June 17th 2022:
Revised provisional figures added for 2021.

Changes as of 1st of March 2022:
Figures from 1990 up to and including 2014 have been revised. The most relevant adaptations are a change of imports and stock changes of hard coal and lignite and other output of coke-oven cokes of several million kg on a yearly basis.

When will new figures be published?
Revised provisional figures: June/July in the following year.
Definite figures: december in the second following year.

Description topics

Primary coals
Hard coal:
Fossil fuel existing of carbonised rests of vegetal origin.

Sorts of hard coal: anthracite, coke oven cokes and stem coal. All these types have a calorific value of more than 24 megajoules per kilogram of the ash-free and wet product.

Lignite:
Sort of coal with a calorific value of less than 20 megajoules per kilogram of the ash-free and wet product and greater than 31 percent volatile matter on a dry mineral free basis.
Total energy supply (TPES)
The amount of energy primarily available for consumption in the Netherlands (imports plus indigenous production and withdrawal from stocks) minus the amount which is not available for consumption (exports and bunkers).
Indigenous production, total
Extraction of energy from nature.
Indigenous production hard coal
Extraction of hard coal from nature.
Indigenous production lignite
Extraction of lignite from nature.
Imports
Imports of hard coal.
Exports
Exports of hard coal.
Bunkers
Delivery of fuels for international shipping and aviation, i.e. ships and aircraft departing from Dutch (air)ports and arriving in foreign (air)ports.
Stock change
Changes in stock are calculated as opening stock minus closing stock, in accordance with international energy statistics guidelines. A positive figure means that stocks have decreased, and the supply of energy has thus increased. A negative figure means the opposite: an increase in stocks and a decrease in consumption.
Coal products
From coal derived products like coke-oven cokes, coke-oven gas and blast furnace gas.
Patent fuel; output
Coal pressed into blocks.
Coke-oven cokes
Solid coal product derived from further carbonization at high temperature. In blast furnaces the product is used to produce iron from iron ore.
Output, total