The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday said that 5.32 billion litres of petrol were imported into the country in the fourth quarter of 2018.
NBS disclosed this in its Petroleum Products Imports and Consumption (Truck Out) Statistics for fourth quarter 2018 posted on its website. It also reported that 1.3 billion litres of diesel; 114.19 million litres of kerosene and 267.80 million litres of aviation fuel were imported during the period.
In addition, the report indicated that 50.73 million litres of base oil; 42.38 million litres of bitumen and 10.63 million litres of Low Pour Fuel Oil were imported. The NBS said that 331.78 million litres of domestic gas were imported into the country in the quarter under review.
Also, the bureau stated that state-wide distribution; or truck-out volume for fourth quarter showed that 5.17 billion litres of petrol were distributed nationwide. It said that 1.16 billion litres of diesel, 81.12 million litres of household kerosene; 256.73 million litres of aviation fuel and 137.53 million litres of domestic gas were distributed nationwide during the period under review. Data for the report were provided by the Petroleum Products and Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and verified as well as validated by the NBS.