U.K. Coal Usage/Consumption 1960-2021

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
  • U.K. coal usage/consumption for 2015 was 22.81%, a 7.51% decline from 2014.
  • U.K. coal usage/consumption for 2014 was 30.31%, a 6.74% decline from 2013.
  • U.K. coal usage/consumption for 2013 was 37.05%, a 3% decline from 2012.
  • U.K. coal usage/consumption for 2012 was 40.05%, a 9.99% increase from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Electricity from Coal
Poland 80.91%
Hong Kong 65.44%
Australia 62.87%
Czech Republic 53.06%
Israel 45.40%
Germany 44.26%
South Korea 43.08%
Greece 42.66%
Netherlands 38.65%
Chile 37.14%
United States 34.23%
Japan 33.15%
Slovenia 29.59%
Portugal 28.72%
Denmark 24.54%
United Kingdom 22.81%
Croatia 20.56%
Hungary 19.47%
Spain 18.96%
Ireland 17.35%
Italy 16.12%
Slovak Republic 12.51%
Canada 9.84%
Finland 8.30%
Austria 8.23%
Panama 6.92%
Belgium 6.11%
Estonia 5.33%
New Zealand 4.25%
France 2.16%
Argentina 2.03%
Singapore 1.20%
Sweden 0.67%
Norway 0.10%
Iceland 0.00%
Latvia 0.00%
Uruguay 0.00%
UAE 0.00%
Switzerland 0.00%
Luxembourg 0.00%
Trinidad and Tobago 0.00%
Lithuania 0.00%
Brunei 0.00%
Kuwait 0.00%
Oman 0.00%
Bahrain 0.00%
Gibraltar 0.00%
Saudi Arabia 0.00%
Cyprus 0.00%
Malta 0.00%
Qatar 0.00%
U.K. Coal Usage/Consumption - Historical Data
Year % of Electricity from Coal Annual Change
2015 22.81% -7.51%
2014 30.31% -6.74%
2013 37.05% -3.00%
2012 40.05% 9.99%
2011 30.06% 1.32%
2010 28.75% 0.75%
2009 28.00% -4.69%
2008 32.68% -2.31%
2007 34.99% -3.26%
2006 38.25% 3.77%
2005 34.48% 0.42%
2004 34.06% -1.30%
2003 35.36% 2.68%
2002 32.68% -2.12%
2001 34.80% 2.13%
2000 32.67% 3.01%
1999 29.66% -4.98%
1998 34.65% -0.28%
1997 34.93% -7.23%
1996 42.16% -4.52%
1995 46.68% -2.96%
1994 49.64% -3.60%
1993 53.24% -7.40%
1992 60.64% -5.17%
1991 65.80% 0.83%
1990 64.97% 0.43%
1989 64.54% -2.35%
1988 66.89% -3.22%
1987 70.11% 2.45%
1986 67.66% 7.15%
1985 60.51% 14.84%
1984 45.67% -24.99%
1983 70.66% -1.24%
1982 71.90% -2.88%
1981 74.77% 1.59%
1980 73.18% 5.25%
1979 67.93% 2.24%
1978 65.69% 0.91%
1977 64.78% -0.56%
1976 65.34% 2.76%
1975 62.58% 7.95%
1974 54.64% -7.42%
1973 62.06% 6.79%
1972 55.27% -8.66%
1971 63.94% -4.87%
1970 68.81% -3.12%
1969 71.92% 0.17%
1968 71.75% 0.96%
1967 70.79% -1.39%
1966 72.18% -2.31%
1965 74.50% -4.14%
1964 78.64% -1.27%
1963 79.91% -0.10%
1962 80.01% -0.19%
1961 80.21% -0.88%
1960 81.09% -0.88%