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Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Domestic sales of refined petroleum products

May 2005 (preliminary)

Sales of refined petroleum products totaled 8 447 000 cubic metres in May, up 0.3% from May 2004. Sales decreased in four of the seven major product groups. Petrochemical feedstocks posted the biggest year-over-year decline in sales (-19.7% or down 92 600 cubic metres). Diesel fuel oil sales were up 5.5% or 115 900 cubic metres compared with May 2004 and motor gasoline edged up 1.0% or 35 700 cubic metres.

Sales of regular non-leaded gasoline (+0.5%) were unchanged while premium (+7.4%) and mid-grade gasolines (+1.7%) rose from May 2004.

Year-to-date sales of refined petroleum products at the end of May totalled 41 285 300 cubic metres down 0.4% from the same period of 2004. Sales decreased in five of the seven major product groups, with the largest decrease in light fuel oil (-11.6% or -336 100 cubic metres).

Sales of refined petroleum products
  May 2004r May 2005p May 2004 to May 2005
  Thousands of cubic metres % change
Total, all products 8 420.0 8 447.0 0.3
Motor gasoline 3 454.0 3 489.7 1.0
Diesel fuel oil 2 110.6 2 226.5 5.5
Light fuel oil 275.2 275.0 -0.1
Heavy fuel oil 788.3 740.5 -6.1
Aviation turbo fuels 535.4 513.1 -4.2
Petrochemical feedstocks1 469.2 376.6 -19.7
All other refined products 787.3 825.6 4.9
  January 2004 to May 2004r January 2005 to May 2005p Jan.-May 2004 to Jan.-May 2005
  Thousands of cubic metres % change
Total, all products 41 459.6 41 285.3 -0.4
Motor gasoline 16 446.5 16 412.7 -0.2
Diesel fuel oil 9 907.8 10 445.2 5.4
Light fuel oil 2 890.1 2 554.0 -11.6
Heavy fuel oil 3 287.5 3 504.6 6.6
Aviation turbo fuels 2 526.3 2 424.7 -4.0
Petrochemical feedstocks1 2 021.8 1 893.6 -6.3
All other refined products 4 379.5 4 050.5 -7.5
rRevised.
pPreliminary figures.
1.Materials produced by refineries that are used by the petrochemical industry to produce chemicals, synthetic rubber and a variety of plastics.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2150.

Preliminary domestic sales of refined petroleum products data are no longer available on CANSIM.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact the dissemination officer (866-873-8789; 613-951-9497; energ@statcan.gc.ca), Manufacturing, Construction and Energy Division.



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