13.6% less diesel fuel was im­ported to Latvia than last year

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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%.

Edijs Pālens/LETA

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