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Demand for petrol and diesel fuels in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2019

Hydrocarbon petrol was the fuel with the highest demand between 2000 and 2004. From 2005 onwards, hydrocarbon diesel became the most demanded fuel in the United Kingdom. Therefore, hydrocarbon petrol had a trend of decline throughout the years while hydrocarbon diesel demand rose to the peak of 24.6 million metric tons as of 2018. In 2019, hydrocarbon petrol demand amounted to 11.7 million metric tons and hydrocarbon diesel demand amounted to 23.8 million metric tons.

In the period of consideration, bio-diesel demand presented a trend of growth, increasing from 18 thousand to 1,422 thousand metric tons between 2003 and 2019.

Demand for bio- and hydrocarbon petrol and diesel fuels in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Provisional. Figures from first to the third quarter of 2019.

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