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Total refinery sales of refined petroleum products to end-users was unchanged in 2019

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Released: 2020-11-19

Total sales of refined petroleum products to end-users stood at 99.9 million cubic metres in 2019, largely unchanged compared with 2018.

Sales by fuel type

Motor gasoline (47.8%) and diesel fuel oil (33.5%) made up the majority of sales of refined petroleum products in 2019. Sales of motor gasoline increased by 1.1% year over year to 47.7 million cubic metres, while sales of diesel fuel oil decreased 1.2% to 33.4 million cubic metres.

Sales of aviation turbo fuel (kerosene) totalled 9.0 million cubic metres in 2019, down 0.4% from 2018. Sales of light fuel oil (heating oil) dropped by 5.8% to 1.8 million cubic metres in 2019.

Sales to end-users

In 2019, refinery sales to gasoline stations accounted for 24.1% of all refined petroleum product sales, while road transportation accounted for 8.7% and air transportation for 7.4%.

Refineries sold 19.8 million cubic metres of motor gasoline and 2.8 million cubic metres of diesel fuel oil to gasoline stations in 2019.

Sales of all fuels to the road transportation industry decreased to 7.5 million cubic metres in 2019, down 13.6% from 2018.

Refinery sales to the air transportation industry rose 0.7% to 7.5 million cubic metres in 2019.

  Note to readers

The end-use of refined petroleum products refers to enterprise based refinery sales to refined petroleum end-users, which are classified in accordance with the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

For information on secondary distributor of refined petroleum products sales to end-users, please refer to the Annual Survey of Secondary Distributors of Refined Petroleum Products.

Data are subject to revisions.

Revised 2018 and 2017 Annual End Use of Refined Petroleum Product Survey data are available upon request.

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