A report by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has shown that 4.79 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirits (petrol), and 1.11 billion litres of Automotive Gas Oil (diesel), was imported into the country between April and June this year.
The figures indicated that 43.79 million litres of Household Kerosene and 200.39 million litres of Aviation Turbine Kerosene were also imported during the period.
According to the NBS, the month of April recorded the highest volume of petrol import imported into the country with 1.78 billion litres. Diesel and household kerosene were the highest import in June.
The report read partly read, “The petroleum products importation statistics for Q2 reflected that 4.79 billion litres of the PMS, 1.11 billion litres of AGO, 43.79 million litres of the HHK and 200.39 million litres of the ATK were imported into the country.
“The month of April recorded the highest volume of the PMS imported into the country at 1.78 billion litres.”
A further analysis of the report showed that 1.78 billion litres of PMS were imported in April, while May and June had 1.67 billion and1.3billion litres respectively.
For diesel, 309.9 million litres were imported in April, but saw an increase in import for May and June with 387.43 million and 408.15 million litres.
Aviation fuel had an import volume of 14.7 million litres in April, while May and June recorded importation of 64.18 million and 121.5 million litres in that order.