Volume of imported petrol in Latvia down 3.1%
Compared to a year ago, the volume of petrol imported to Latvia this year declined 3.1% in the first three months of 2018. Imports of diesel fuel have declined 7.9% in the same period of time.
A total of 61.398 million litres of petrol and 259.400 million tonnes of diesel fuel were imported to Latvia in the first three months of 2018, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
The value of petrol imported to Latvia in the first three months was EUR 24.068 million, which is 4.4% less when compared to the same period of 2017. The value of diesel fuel was EUR 129.7778 million (3.3% less). The largest portion of imported petrol and diesel fuel came from Lithuania.
Latvia imported 39.232 million litres of petrol from Lithuania this year, which is 63.9% of the total volume of imported petrol. Latvia also imported 20.269 million litres (33.6%) of petrol from Finland. Compared to the same period of 2017, the volume of petrol imported from Lithuania has declined 6.1%, whereas the volume imported from Finland has increased 1%.
The volume of diesel fuel imported from Lithuania in the first three months of 2018 was 116.700 tonnes, which was equal to 45% of the total volume of imported diesel fuel and 29.6% less when compared to 2017. From Finland Latvia imported 34.1% of diesel fuel or 88,300 tonnes, which is 16.7% more than a year prior. Latvia also imported 16.3% or 42,300 tonnes from Belarus, which is 6.6 times more than a year prior. Latvia also imported 179 tonnes of crude in the aforementioned period. This volume is 4.5 larger when compared to a year prior. 86.5% of this volume came from Estonia.