Following the data of the Union of Oil Importers, the oil bitumen imports equaled 25.5 thousand tonnes in Jan – May 2020.
The volume is 18.6 thousand tonnes less (-42,2%) than in January – May 2019, while it was 44.1 thousand tonnes.
More than half of the imported bitumen was sent from Azerbaijan to Georgia.
A total of 59,7% (4.6 thousand tonnes) was imported from Azerbaijan, 24.7% (1,9 thousand tonnes) – from Iraq, 7.8% (0.6 thousand tonnes) from Armenia, 3.9% (0.3 thousand tonnes) – from Russia, 2.6% (0.2 thousand tonnes) from Turkey, 1.3% (0.1 thousand tonnes) – from Iran.
The Oil Product Importers Union states the COVID-19 pandemic is the reason for the drop in the bitumen imports.