This is an archived release.
Deliveries of heating products increased
For 7 months in a row we have seen a substantial increase in the sales of heating products compared with the corresponding month last year. Deliveries to manufacturing industries, public services, houses and commercial buildings have contributed to the increase.
In April the deliveries of light heating oils and heating and lighting kerosene came to 65 and 9 million litres respectively. For April last year the corresponding figures were 64 and 15 million litres.
Motor gasoline increased and auto diesel decreased
The deliveries of motor gasoline came to 187 million litres in April, a 1.8 per cent increase compared with April last year. The deliveries of auto diesel came to 158 million litres, a 3.4 per cent decrease compared with April last year. When split into dutiable and tax-free auto diesel, the development of the deliveries goes in opposite directions; the deliveries of dutiable auto diesel increased by 3.4 per cent and the deliveries of tax-free auto diesel decreased by 17.8 per cent compared with the deliveries in April last year.
Deliveries of petroleum products totalled 721 million litres in April, a 7.1 per cent increase compared with April last year. For the past 12 months the deliveries came to 9 434 million litres, a 2.7 per cent increase compared with the previous 12-month period.
There were 19 delivery days in April 2003 against 21 in April 2002.