Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Peat Country Notes
Human activities, chiefly cultivation and drainage operations, have reduced Denmark's originally extensive areas of peatland from some 20-25% of its land area to not much more than 3%. Out of a total existing mire area of some 1 420 km2, freshwater peatland accounts for about 1 000 km2, the remainder consisting of salt marsh and coastal meadow. Commercial exploitation of peat resources is at a low level: in 1995 the area utilised was some 1 200 ha, producing about 100 000 tonnes per annum. Almost all the peat produced is used in horticulture; fuel use is negligible.