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Nigeria imported 5.61bn litres of petrol in Q2 2019

Petrol importation increased by 534m litres in January

A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown that the volume of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol imported into the country rose by 15.2 per cent in the second half of the year to 5.61 billion litres.

The report which was released on Wednesday, said 5.61bn litres of PMS were imported, compared to 4.87 billion litres in the first quarter of the year.

The country also imported 1.38 billion litres of automotive gas oil (diesel), compared to 1.21 billion litres in Q1.

The volume of kerosene imported into the country plunged to 12.22 million litres from 103.05 million litres in the first three months of the year.

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A total of 131.36 million litres of aviation turbine kerosene (aviation fuel) was imported, compared to 176.14 million litres in Q1.

The country’s imports of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, also known as cooking gas, increased to 354.70 million litres from 310.84 million litres in Q1.

Other products imported in the period under review were base oil (77.24 million litres), bitumen (41.79 million litres), and low pour fuel oil (27.68 million litres).

According to the NBS data, 5.18 billion litres of PMS, 1.28 billion litres of AGO, 131.42 million litres of household kerosene, 176.14 million litres of ATK and 157.29 million of LPG were distributed nationwide in Q2.

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