Domestic sales of refined petroleum products

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January 2011 (preliminary) (Previous release)

Sales of refined petroleum products totalled 8 536.6 thousand cubic metres in January, up 432.3 thousand cubic metres (+5.3%) from January 2010. (One cubic metre equals a thousand litres.)

The increase was led by diesel fuel sales, up 168.2 thousand cubic metres (+7.8%) and motor gasoline sales, up 159.6 thousand cubic metres (+4.7%) from January 2010. Among the seven major petroleum product groups, one recorded lower sales compared with January 2010.

Sales of refined petroleum products decreased by 1 495.1 thousand cubic metres (-14.9%) in January from December. Diesel fuel sales were down by 506.3 thousand cubic metres (-17.8%) while motor gasoline sales fell by 651.5 thousand cubic metres (-15.5%).

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

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2150.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact the dissemination officer (toll-free 1-866-873-8789; 613-951-9497; energ@statcan.gc.ca), Manufacturing and Energy Division.