So, between April and June this year, Nigeria imported 6.5 billion litres of petroleum products.

This is according to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS.

The Petroleum Products Report showed that Nigeria imported 4.79 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirits (petrol), and 1.11 billion litres of Automotive Gas Oil (diesel) during the period.

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It showed that 43.79 million litres of Household Kerosene and 200.39 million litres of Aviation Turbine Kerosene were also imported into the country during the three-month period.

The report stated that the month of April recorded the highest volume of petrol imported into the country at 1.78 billion litres while the highest volume of diesel and household kerosene was imported in June.

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According to the report, “the petroleum products importation statistics for Q2 reflected that 4.79 billion litres of the PMS, 1.11 billion litres of AGO, 43.79 million litres of the HHK and 200.39 million litres of the ATK were imported into the country.

“The month of April recorded the highest volume of the PMS imported into the country at 1.78 billion litres.”

A further analysis of the report showed that the country imported 1.78 billion litres of the PMS in April while May and June had 1.67 billion and 1.3 billion litres, respectively.

For diesel, 309.9 million litres were imported in April while May and June had 387.43 million and 408.15 million litres, respectively.

Aviation fuel had an import volume of 14.7 million litres in April while May and June recorded importation of 64.18 million and 121.5 million litres in that order.

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