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Domestic sales of refined petroleum products

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October 2008 (preliminary) (Previous release)

Sales of refined petroleum products in October totalled 8 585.7 thousand cubic metres, down 4.1% compared with October 2007. (One cubic metre equals a thousand litres.)

Sales fell in six of the seven major petroleum product groups. The decline was led by an 8.6% or 244.6 thousand cubic metre drop in diesel fuel oil. Sales rose in heavy fuel oil by 32.7% or 156.5 thousand cubic metres.

Sales of motor gasoline declined 2.4%, or 87.5 thousand cubic metres, from October 2007. This was led by a 2.2%, or 70.2 thousand cubic metre, decline in the sale of regular unleaded gasoline. Regular unleaded gasoline accounted for 91% of total sales.

Note: Preliminary domestic sales of refined petroleum products data are not available on CANSIM.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2150.

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Sales of refined petroleum products