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Volume of imported petrol in five months down 8.8% in Latvia

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The volume of petrol imported to Latvia had declined 8.8% in the first five months of 2019 when compared to the same period of 2018. The volume of diesel fuel has declined 0.2%.

A total of 99.582 million litres of petrol and 450.1 thousand tonnes of diesel fuel were imported to Latvia of the first five months of 2019, according to data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

The value of petrol imported to Latvia in the first five months is EUR 38.202 million, which is 14% less when compared to the same period of 2018, whereas the value of imported diesel fuel was EUR 231.946 million, which is 0.7% more than a year prior.

The majority of petrol and diesel fuel was imported to Latvia from Lithuania.

From Lithuania, Latvia imported 62.654 million litres of petrol in the first five months, which is 62.9% (61.9% a year prior) of the total volume of imported petrol. 34.117 million litres or 34.3% came from Finland. Compared to the same period of 2018, the volume of petrol imported from Lithuania has dropped 7.2%, whereas the volume of petrol imported from Finland has dropped 12.1%.

Diesel fuel from Lithuania was imported in the amount of 269 000 tonnes in the first five months, forming 59.8% (49.3% a year prior) of the total imported diesel fuel volume and 21.1% more than a year prior. From Finland, Latvia imported 30% of diesel fuel in the amount of 134 800 tonnes, which is 11.3% less than a year prior. From Belarus, Latvia imported 7.8% or 34 900 tonnes, which is a 43.3% decline.

Latvia also imported 443 tonnes of crude, which is 45.6% more than a year prior. Latvia imported 202 000 tonnes of crude. This includes 49.2% of crude or 218 tonnes worth EUR 113 000 from Estonia, 22.5% or 100 tonnes worth EUR 37 000 from Lithuania, and 14.7% or 65 000 worth EUR 77 000 from Belarus.

In the first five months, Latvia imported 109.15 million litres of petrol, 451 000 of diesel fuel and 304 tonnes of crude.


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