Nigeria imports over 4 billion litres of petrol Q3 2018
The petroleum products importation statistics for the third quarter, Q3, 2018 reflected that Nigeria imported a little over 4 billion litres of premium motor spirits, PMS, popularly known as petrol, within the quarter.
According to the newly-released data by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, a total of 4.37 litres of petrol was imported, likewise 873.72 million litres of automotive gas oil, AGO, or diesel, 312.71 million litres of household kerosene, HHK, 212.80 million litres of aviation turbine kerosene, ATK, and 162.37 million litres of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, were imported into the country in Q3 2018.
The months of September 2018 recorded the highest of petrol imports at 1.59 billion litres, while the highest volume of diesel and household kerosene were imported in July and August 2018 respectively.
State-wide distribution of truck-out volume for Q3 2018 showed that 4.52 billion litres of petrol, 1.02 billion litres of diesel, 168.42 million litres of household kerosene, 189.21 million litres of aviation turbine kerosene, and 125.43 million litres of LPG were distributed nationwide during the period under review, according to NBS statistics.