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Ukraine raises imports of petroleum products by 4.3% in eight months
KYIV. Sept 15 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine in January-August 2020 imported 5.278 million tonnes of petroleum products (according to foreign economic activity code 2710: petrol, diesel fuel, fuel oil, jet fuel, etc.), which is 4.3% more than in the same period last year (5.058 million tonnes).
According to the State Customs Service, oil products were imported in the amount of $3.087 billion, which is 40.8% more than in January-August 2020 ($2.192 billion).
Fuel from Belarus was imported for $1.314 billion (a share of 42.59%), Russia – for $698.529 million (22.63%), Lithuania – for $393.876 million (12.76%), other countries – for $679.754 million (22.02%).
In addition, Ukraine exported 242,833 tonnes (more by 22% compared to January-August 2020) of oil products for a total of $131.506 million (more by 51.7%). The cost of fuel delivered to counterparties from Latvia amounted to $27.852 million, Malta – $18.553 million, Estonia – $16.437 million, other countries – $68.664 million.