RIGA - During the first 11 months of 2018, Latvian gasoline imports dropped 5.7 percent from the respective period a year ago, while diesel fuel imports fell 10.3 percent, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.
During the first 11 months of this year, Latvia imported 247.915 million liters of gasoline and 1.143 million tons of diesel fuel.
The value of gasoline imports rose 7.8 percent year-on-year to EUR 105.78 million in January-November 2018, and the value of diesel fuel imports increased 10.8 percent to EUR 621.77 million.
Lithuania was the main supplier of gasoline and diesel fuel to Latvia.
In the 11 months, Latvia imported 155.527 million liters of gasoline from Lithuania, or 62.7 percent of total gasoline imports (64.7 percent in January-November 2017) while 86.108 million liters, or 34.7 percent, were imported from Finland. Compared to January-November 2017, gasoline imports from Lithuania declined 8.5 percent and gasoline imports from Finland were down 0.9 percent.
In January-November 2018, Lithuania also supplied 676,200 tons of diesel fuel to Latvia or 59.1 percent of total diesel fuel imports (60.2 percent in January- November 2017). Diesel fuel imports from Lithuania fell 11.9 percent against January- November 2017. Diesel fuel imports from Finland dropped 2.8 percent year-on-year to 332,200 tons or 29.1 percent of total diesel imports in January-November this year. Latvia also imported 99,700 tons or 8.6 percent of diesel fuel from Belarus in January-November 2018, down 5.7 percent from January-November 2017.
In the first 11 months of this year, Latvia also imported 710 tons of fuel oil, down 37.4 from the same period a year ago. Estonia supplied 553 tons of fuel oil for EUR 283,000.
In January-November 2017, Latvia imported 262,849 million liters of gasoline, 1.275 million tons of diesel fuel and 1,133 tons of fuel oil.