Consumption of petroleum products increased slightly by 0.3% in June 2020, according to the latest statistics from the National Observatory of Energy and Mines under the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Energy Transition.
According to the same source, the consumption of kerosene, which was one of the products most affected by the drop in demand, has seen a slow recovery while maintaining a negative growth rate of -82% in June 2020.
The consumption of car fuels (petrol and diesel) has gone from a sharp decline to an increase in June 2020 of 9% for petrol and 13% for diesel, due to the lack of supply from the parallel market.
The consumption of coal from oil exploited exclusively by cement works began to recover in June 2020 compared to the previous months, but still recorded a negative growth rate of -10%.
The same document revealed that LPG consumption went up by 5% in June 2020. Fuel oil consumption rose by 3%.
The consumption of petroleum products recorded a slight increase during the first two months of 2020, then fell by 20% in March, 53% in April and 24% in May 2020, which reflects the direct impact of the gradual recovery of economic activity on energy consumption following the relaxation of general lockdown as of May 4.