German petroleum sales on the rise in 2017
German sales of petroleum products have gone up 3.5 percent to 55.8 million tonnes in the first half of 2017, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (Bafa) has said in a press release. Compared to the same period last year, German diesel sales climbed 4.5 percent to 19.09 million tonnes, petrol sales by 3.4 percent to 9.2 million tonnes and naphtha sales by 5.9 percent to 8.18 million tonnes. At the same time, the country’s biodiesel sales fell by 7 percent to 1.04 million tonnes and bioethanol sales by 1.3 percent to 0.55 million tonnes. Total imports of petroleum products grew by 2.2 percent to 20.5 million tonnes, whereas crude oil imports sank by 1.5 percent to 43.8 million tonnes.
See the press release in German here.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels.