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Tunisia: consumption of road fuels increases 13%

Consumption of road fuels increased 13% at the end of May, to 1,081 ktoe, accounting for 54% of the overall consumption of petroleum products, according to latest statistics released in Africanmanager.

Indeed, consumption of regular diesel increased by 9%, that of unleaded petrol went up 26% and that of diesel 50 rose by 13%.

This recovery was mainly due to the strengthening of surveillance at borders, allowing limiting the parallel trade of fuels.

The consumption of LPG, in late May 2015, grew from 5% compared to end of May 2014, reaching 271 ktoe.

Regarding the consumption of fuel, it reached 285 ktoe in late May 2015, which corresponds to an increase by 127% compared to end May 2014.

Consumption of petroleum coke has increased by 17% to 253 ktoe.

As for kerosene, consumption rose by 23%.

Regarding aviation jet consumption, it increased slightly by 1% to the end of May 2015 compared to the end of May 2014.

On another level, domestic demand for petroleum products increased by 21% during the first five months of the current year, reaching 2005 ktoe.

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