Imports of diesel and petrol on the rise to meet local consumption

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A file photo show a worker checks digital meter at a petrol shop in Yangon.

With the high consumption of diesel and petrol in various sectors, the amount of fuel oil imported into the country is increasing, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Private petrol stations were granted permits to distribute imported fuel oil in the market. Since January, over 200,000 tonnes of diesel and petrol were imported into Myanmar through normal trade.
A total of 143,621.813 tonnes of fuel oil were imported through normal trade from 15th to 21st Jan, with 118,743.845 tonnes of diesel worth US$64,369,877 and 24,877.968 tonnes of petrol worth US$20,994,270, according to the Commerce Ministry. From 22nd to 28th of January, 62,104.306 tonnes of diesel worth US$31,915,547 and 23,503.694 tonnes of petrol worth US$16,073,791 were shipped into the country, according to the official figures of the Commerce Ministry.
The petrol is utilised in a variety of sectors — fishing boats, businesses, industrial enterprises, motor vehicles, factories, workshops and other economic businesses.



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