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Domestic sales of refined petroleum products

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November 2009 (preliminary) (Previous release)

Sales of refined petroleum products totalled 8 365.5 thousand cubic metres in November, down 24.1 thousand cubic metres (-0.3%) from November 2008. (One cubic metre equals a thousand litres.)

In November, four of the seven major petroleum product groups posted declines from the same month a year earlier. The decrease in total product sales was led by heavy fuel oil, down 118.9 thousand cubic metres (-17.6 %).

Motor gasoline sales were up 128.2 thousand cubic metres (+3.8%) in November compared with November 2008.

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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Table 1

Sales of refined petroleum products
  November 2008r November 2009p November 2008 to November 2009
  thousands of cubic metres % change
Total, all products 8 389.6 8 365.5 -0.3
Motor gasoline 3 379.9 3 508.1 3.8
Diesel fuel oil 2 328.6 2 370.3 1.8
Light fuel oil 294.1 272.1 -7.5
Heavy fuel oil 677.4 558.5 -17.6
Aviation turbo fuels 521.6 566.5 8.6
Petrochemical feedstocks1 328.6 310.6 -5.5
All other refined products 859.5 779.4 -9.3
Materials produced by refineries that are used by the petrochemical industry to produce chemicals, synthetic rubber and a variety of plastics.
Data may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.