Countries

Last Update: June 10, 2010
Steam Coal Prices for Electricity Generation for Selected Countries1
U.S. Dollars per Metric Ton2
Country 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Australia NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Austria 45.70 52.67 64.47 81.28 87.52 92.75 96.24 122.10 120.10
Belgium 37.72 34.48 35.94 72.46 80.35 63.24 75.54 130.54 NA
Canada 18.52 19.17 21.03 20.32 24.50 26.29 NA NA NA
China NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) 31.29 31.43 31.18 47.75 57.70 54.68 70.17 118.49 NA
Czech Republic3 8.05 8.52 C C C C C C C
Denmark NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Finland 46.66 44.02 48.28 67.00 72.06 74.27 83.72 142.90 NA
France 45.28 42.89 42.45 63.55 74.90 72.90 83.90 136.10 NA
Germany 51.86 45.70 50.02 70.00 79.74 77.95 90.26 152.60 NA
Hungary3 C C C C C C C C C
India 17.11 16.61 17.74 19.54 21.34 20.77 22.92 24.25 NA
Indonesia NA 23.60 26.91 NA 25.92 36.66 NA NA NA
Ireland 35.39 37.49 35.54 67.24 70.09 61.25 83.45 99.46 NA
Italy C C C C C C C C C
Japan 42.69 39.59 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Kazakhstan NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Korea, South NA NA NA 47.64 55.11 51.60 60.34 91.00 NA
Luxembourg NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Mexico3 33.94 33.70 32.11 37.14 40.97 42.35 45.92 52.41 NA
Netherlands NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
New Zealand C C C C C C C C C
Norway NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Poland 31.39 32.22 36.20 39.95 47.55 51.43 57.74 79.20 NA
Portugal 38.58 32.32 38.38 57.49 67.60 58.30 76.41 150.40 NA
Romania NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Russia NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Singapore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Slovak Republic (Slovakia) NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
South Africa 5.81 4.97 7.59 8.50 10.34 NA NA NA NA
Spain NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Sweden NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Switzerland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Thailand NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Turkey3 10.27 15.20 18.98 25.90 25.23 24.82 27.75 32.34 NA
United Kingdom 46.46 44.47 45.93 59.73 65.58 70.09 82.32 NA NA
United States 28.18 28.68 29.05 30.92 35.30 38.76 40.63 46.99 NA

1Energy end-use prices including taxes, converted using exchange rates.

2To convert U.S. dollars per metric ton to U.S. dollars per short ton divide by 1.1023.

3Price is for brown coal.

NA = Not available

C = Confidential

- - = Not applicable

Source:

Energy Prices & Taxes - Quarterly Statistics, Fourth Quarter 2009, Part II, Section D, Table 19, and Part III, Section B, Table 16, Paris: International Energy Agency, 2008. The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) maintains annual and quarterly time series of this price data that begin with the year 1978 and that also include the most recent quarterly prices. Information on purchasing this data online from the IEA is available at: http://data.iea.org/ieastore/default.asp

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