[NBS updates] Petrol imported to Nigeria in April-June 2019 fell to 5.61 billion litres


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According to the report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBC), about 5.61 billion liters of petrol was imported into Nigeria in the 2nd quarter of 2019. See more details on the petrol consumption in the country below!

According to report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), 5.61 billion litres of premium motor spirit (PMS) was brought into Nigeria in the 2nd quarter of year 2019. This was revealed in their Petroleum Products Importation and Consumption (Truck Out) Statistics (Q2 2019) released report in Abuja earlier on this week.

Total amount of petrol & gas imported to Nigeria in Q2-2019

According to NBS, besides 5.61 billion litres of petrol, Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) of 1.38b litres and Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK) of 131.36m litres were brought into Nigeria in the quarter. Also, Household Kerosene (HHK) of about 12.22m litres were imported in this reviewed period.

This report shows a representation of a fall especially when compared with the 2nd quarter of 2018 when 43.79m litres of HHK was recorded.

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For the second quarter of year 2019, an estimated 5.61b litres of petrol got into the shores of Nigeria

Additionally; 41.79m litres of bitumen, 77.24m litres of base oil, 354.70m litres of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and 27.68m litres of Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO) were brought into Nigeria in the 2nd quarter.

Details of petrol & gas distribution across the country

The report from NBS also says:

“State-wide distribution of truck-out volume for the second quarter of 2019 showed that 5.18 billion of premium motor spirit, 1.28 billion litres of automotive gas oil (AGO) and 131.42 million litres of household kerosene (HHK) were distributed nationwide during the period under review,”

157.29m litres of LPG and 176.14m litres of ATK according to the report were distributed throughout Nigeria in the 2nd quarter of 2019.

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Lagos State tops the poll as the state with the highest share of the petroleum distribution nationwide

The highest share of this LPG with 27m litres distribution was gotten by Lagos States, representing 17.32%. Rivers State came second with 16.8m litres of LPG, indicating share of 10.7% while Delta took the third position with 15.2m litres of LPG, representing 9.64% of the LPG total share.

For Yobe, Taraba, and Jigawa states, there was no record of LPG yet, as stated by the report.

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