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

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

Periods Primary coals Imports (million kg) Primary coals Exports (million kg)
2021** 8,760
Source: CBS.
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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.
Imports
Imports of hard coal.
Exports
Exports of hard coal.