13.6% less diesel fuel was imported to Latvia than last year
The volume of motor fuel imported to Latvia in the first three months has declined 11.1% in comparison with the same period of 2016. The volume of diesel fuel imported to Latvia was 13.6% below last year’s period.
A total of 63.485 million litres of motor fuel and 284.241 tonnes of diesel fuel was imported in the first three months of 2017, according to data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
Petrol was imported in Latvia in the first quarter worth EUR 25.165 million, which is 25.2% more in comparison with Q1 of 2016. The total value of diesel fuel was EUR 135.325 million, which is 37% more in comparison with last year.
The majority of petrol and diesel fuel was imported to Latvia from Lithuania. The volume imported to Latvia from this country is 41.775 million litres, which accounts for 65.8% of the total volume of imported petrol. The volume of petrol imported from Finland was 20.434 million litres or 32.2%. Compared with the same period of 2016, the volume of fuel imported from Lithuania has declined 9.8% and the volume from Finland – by 13.5%.
Diesel fuel imported from Lithuania in the first three months reached a volume of 168,198 tonnes, which accounted for 59.2% (48% last year). The volume of diesel fuel imported from Finland was 26.6% or 75,703 tonnes (12.6% less than last year). The volume imported from Russia was 11.8% or 33,668 tonnes, which is a drop of 34.8%.