Imports and exports of coal mined in the United Kingdom (UK) between 1970 and 2016 (in 1,000 tonnes)

Coal mining trade in the United Kingdom (UK) 1970-2016 This statistic shows volumes of coal imported and exported to and from the United Kingdom (UK) between 1970 and 2016. Net imports of coal to the UK fell sharply between 2014 and 2016, amounting to roughly 8.5 million tonnes in 2016. With the growth of renewable energy sources and gas, coal has become less used as a fuel for electricity generation.
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ImportsExports
1970793,191
19755,0832,182
19807,3343,809
198512,7322,432
199014,7832,307
199515,896859
200023,446660
200543,968536
201026,541715
201132,527491
201244,815488
201350,611595
201442,225425
201522,518385
20168,494443
ImportsExports
1970793,191
19755,0832,182
19807,3343,809
198512,7322,432
199014,7832,307
199515,896859
200023,446660
200543,968536
201026,541715
201132,527491
201244,815488
201350,611595
201442,225425
201522,518385
20168,494443
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This statistic shows volumes of coal imported and exported to and from the United Kingdom (UK) between 1970 and 2016. Net imports of coal to the UK fell sharply between 2014 and 2016, amounting to roughly 8.5 million tonnes in 2016. With the growth of renewable energy sources and gas, coal has become less used as a fuel for electricity generation.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
1970 to 2016

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