Skip to main content

Coal: Prices

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the change in the price of domestic coal has been in each year since 2004; and if he will make a statement. (246396)

The annual change in the price of domestic coal from 2004 is shown in the following table:

Coal and smokeless fuels, Retail Price Index (RPI)

Cash Terms

Real Terms

Index 1990=100

Percentage change

Index 1990=100

Percentage change

2004

151.7

102.3

2005

167.1

10.1

110.2

7.7

2006

179.6

7.5

115.4

4.8

2007

192.5

7.2

120.3

4.2

Annual figures for 2008 are not yet available. The RPI for coal and smokeless fuels increased by 29.3 per cent in cash terms between January and November 2008.