Total sales and stocks of petroleum products up in 201600A0

The total sales of petroleum products in 2016 showed a rise of 9.1% compared to the previous year, Cystat, the Statistical Service of Cyprus said on Friday.

Sales of motor gasoline increased by 2.4% and of gasoil low sulphur by 8.5%.

A rise was also observed in the sales of asphalt (80.1%), light (19.3%) and heavy (14.5%) fuel oil, as well as in the provisions of gasoil for marine use (28.3%) and aviation kerosene (9.3%).

The stocks of petroleum products at the end of 2016 increased by 16.7% compared to the end of the year 2015.

The total sales of petroleum products in the last month of 2016 recorded an increase of 10.2% compared to the previous month.

A rise was observed in the sales of kerosene, gasoil, liquefied petroleum gases, light fuel oil and motor gasoline.

Source: Cyprus News Agency