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The figures for jet kerosene is too low in 2021.

Sales of petroleum products and liquid biofuels

Updated: 20 May 2022

Next update: 20 June 2022

Change in fuel sale for road traffic
Change in fuel sale for road traffic
April 2021 - April 2022
2.8
%
Sales of petroleum products. Million litres
Sales of petroleum products. Million litres1
Yearly sales, final figuresMonthly sales, preliminary figures2
2021Change from last year in percentApril 2022Change from same month last year in percent
Total sales of petroleum products8 173-0.16248.3
Of this:
Fuel for road traffic1 3 8420.82962.8
Motor gasoline956-1.5767.0
Auto diesel, dutiable3 2 8861.52201.4
Auto diesel, free of duty9523.665-15.6
Marine gas oil and diesel1 952-0.31726.2
Jet kerosene431-17.465182.6
1The volume of sold petroleum products includes biofuels that are blended in
2Monthly figures does not include lubricants, LPG and LNG
3Dutiable auto diesel
Explanation of symbols

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Prices on engine fuel, monthly
Prices on engine fuel, monthly1
Prices (NOK per litres)Prices (NOK per litres)
Motor gasoline, leadfree 95 octanDutiable diesel
April 202221.2420.99
Change from last month, per cent-3.63-4.85
Change from same month last year, per cent34.0141.06
March 202222.0422.06
February 202219.2818.23
January 202218.6417.54
December 202117.5816.76
November 202117.6516.76
October 202117.3716.28
September 202117.0515.49
August 202117.1515.76
July 202116.9516.06
June 202116.2015.21
May 202116.0115.00
April 202115.8514.88
1Prices are average retail prices. Prices including taxes and fees
Explanation of symbols
Monthly sales of petroleum products and liquid biofuels, by product. Million litres. Preliminary figures
Monthly sales of petroleum products and liquid biofuels, by product. Million litres. Preliminary figures
April 2022
Total deliveriesDeliveries of petroleum products (incl. bio components)Deliveries of pure biofuels
All products6316248
Motor gasoline7676..
Auto diesel, dutiable2282207
Auto diesel, free of duty65650
Marine gas oil and diesel172172..
Light heating oils and kerosene for heating and lighting440
Jet kerosene6565..
Heavy distillate and heavy fuel oil22..
Other petroleum products1919..
Explanation of symbols
Yearly sales of petroleum products by industry. Final figures. 1000 litres
Yearly sales of petroleum products by industry. Final figures. 1000 litres1 2 3
2021
Motor gasolineAuto diesel, dutiableAuto diesel, free of dutyMarine gas oil and dieselLight heating oils and kerosene for heating and lightingJet keroseneHeavy distillate and heavy fuel oilLubricant oilsLPG and NGLOther petroleum products
All industries956 1852 886 250951 8371 952 07760 808430 61342 37055 240467 312370 763
Agriculture, forestry and fishing646021 27727 822472..33.9
Mining and quarrying32 78238 867422 886...590.1 717
Manufacture2 7382 38834 22131 7869 56347310 7923 26480263 229
Power and water supply, sewerage/remediation activities868412 224163 072..74..
Construction79315 13281 5887871..5501028 319
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles14 97636 24345 31945 8146 101..20 9438561 594
Wholesale of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and related products67 930452 828544 7371 036 89736 34137 27622 48528 195466 30373 277
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores858 6832 252 95593 532313314.1 37830..
Railway transport..14 703.....16..
Other land transport including postal and courier activities2 85281 80233 29129 0668173 929.201.462
Water transport4 93235 51521 831348 9612 167.7 71287364.
Air transport..11.43388 098.10.1 894
Warehousing, accommodation, food and beverage service activities3 2251 0286 8396 354439316.451.62
Public administration, defence activities, education, health and social work activities394 4333 1862 0851 40152131.200
Private consumers..211.7..9.1
1Sales of petroleum products includes biofuels that are blended in
2Wholesale fuels and related products also includes sales where buyer is unknown
3Other products: Aviation gasoline and bitumen
Explanation of symbols
Yearly sales of petroleum products and liquid biofuels, by product. 1000 litres. Final figures
Yearly sales of petroleum products and liquid biofuels, by product. 1000 litres. Final figures
2021
Total deliveriesDeliveries of petroleum products (incl. bio components)Deliveries of pure biofuels
All products8 288 5368 173 457115 080
Motor gasoline956 185956 185..
Auto diesel, dutiable1 2 966 3582 886 25080 108
Auto diesel, free of duty971 150951 83719 314
Marine gas oil and diesel1 952 0771 952 077..
Light heating oils and kerosene for heating and lighting76 46660 80815 658
Jet kerosene430 613430 613..
Heavy distillate and heavy fuel oil42 37042 370..
Lubricant oils55 24055 240..
LPG and NGL467 312467 312..
Other petroleum products2 370 763370 763..
1Dutiable auto diesel
2Other products: Aviation gasoline and bitumen
Explanation of symbols

About the statistics

The statistics present sales of finished refined petroleum products and liquid biofuels by industry. The statistics do not include petroleum products used as raw materials or petroleum products consumed in the energy-producing industries.

The number of litres sold is registered in the country of delivery. The purchaser's main area of business (measured by turnover) determines which purchaser group (industry) the sale is registered in. The statistics include deliveries in Norway (incl. Svalbard, Bjørnøya and Jan Mayen) and on the Norwegian continental shelf. Deliveries to Norwegian ships and airplanes abroad are not included. Ordinary export is not registered even if the delivery is free on board (FOB) in a Norwegian harbour.

Deliveries of petroleum products are originally distributed by code for purchaser group. The codes are based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SN2007).

Name: Sales of petroleum products and liquid biofuels

Topic: Energy and manufacturing

20 June 2022

425 Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics

County and national level

Monthly publishing of delivery figures and prices on some selected petroleum products two weeks after the end of the reference month

Monthly report to the International Eurostat and Energy Agency (IEA).

The data are stored in Excel files and DAT files.

The purpose of the statistics is to show deliveries of petroleum products by purchaser group, county and at national level, measured as delivered litres. Furthermore, the statistics compare the delivery figures of the different oil companies (user-financed assignment). In addition prices on some selected petroleum products are published from February 2010. With the monthly publication in March 2022, the statistics were expanded to also include sales of liquid pure biofuels and other bioproducts. This will also apply to the publication of annual figures in April 2022.

Until 1973, the Ministry of Trade collected figures on deliveries of petroleum products from the oil companies. The figures were distributed by county and some purchaser/consumer groups, and were presented in statistical tables once a year. As of 1973, monthly tables were produced in Statistics Norway. This was a result of cooperation between Statistics Norway, the Ministry of Trade, Drivkraft Norge (formerly The Norwegian Petroleum Institute) and the oil companies. Based on experience and changing conditions, the production and content of the statistics have changed several times since 1973.

The statistics for sales of petroleum products and liquid biofuels are used by the public sector, players in the petroleum industry, interest groups and the media. Internally in Statistics Norway, the statistics are important as a source in the emission accounts, the national accounts and the energy accounts and energy balance. The results are also used indirectly in analyzes and research at Statistics Norway.

Not relevant

The statistics on deliveries of petroleum products form part of the data basis in the energy accounts and energy balance.

The Statistics Act of the 21th of June 2019 no. 32

Regulation NO 1099/2008

The population consists of large international companies that sell petroleum products and liquid biofuels in Norway and local oil companies with sales exceeding a certain amount. The latter submit a less detailed report.

Companies who submit a complete data set submit the data electronically on files. Other companies submit their data in a form. In addition, import and export data from the statistics on external trade are used.

From January 2017, the prices are based on average retail prices.

The sample consists of large oil companies that submit complete reports and some smaller companies that submit a less detailed report (jet fuel, bitumen and lubricant oils). In addition, the sample includes direct imports by a number of small companies.

The companies send their data electronically or via forms.

Total sales for each company are compared with additional information from the company. In addition, the companies check that the complete statistics correspond with their figures.

The statistics are estimated by counting the number of litres sold of each petroleum product from each company, distributed by purchaser group and county.

From January 2017 the prices were based on average retail prices.

Not relevant

The sales figures of individual companies are confidential.

Figures are available back to 1952.

Until December 2016, the prices on petroleum products were collected form the consumer price index. From January 2017, the prices are based on average retail prices.

The fact that there are relatively few respondents limits the possibilities for collection and processing errors.

If a company does not meet the delivery deadline, figures for the corresponding month last year are used. These are corrected as soon as the new figures are delivered.

Full count

On the 14th of April 2021 yearly figures for marine gas oils and dutiable auto diesel were corrected for the period 2012-2019. Previously collected sales figures for these products had been too low.

Monthly sales figures (preliminary statistics) were corrected back to 2020. This correction means that monthly figures for dutiable auto diesel and marine gas oils (and the total) from 2020 onwards are not comparable with periods before 2020.

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