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Lubricant imports increase by 5.2%

Lubricant imports increase by 5.2%

As the Union of Oil Products Importers of Georgia reports, the lubricant import rate hit 20,300 tonnes in 2019 that exceeds the 2018 indicator with 1.000 tonnes (i.e., 5.2%).

The rate was 19,300 tonnes last year.

Iran was the largest importer of the lubricants in 2019. The volume reached 4,94 thousand tonnes that include 24,03% of the entire import.

Turkey (3,85 thousand tonnes), Russia (3,13 thousand tonnes), Germany (1,91 thousand tonnes) and Ukraine (1.02 tonnes) are the following countries.

Iran, Turkey, Russia, and Germany were leading in 2018.

Iran remains the largest provider of oils. The import increased by 23.5% in 2019.

The aviation fuel import reached 101.800 tonnes in 2019 that equals the 2018 data.

As reported, Turkmenistan imported 40.400 tonnes of aviation fuel in November 2019 while Egypt and Turkey provided Georgia with 28,8 thousand tonnes and 27,3 thousand tonnes, respectively.

As the Union of Oil Products Importers of Georgia reports, the decrease of the aviation fuel imports links with the termination of fights between Georgia and Russia.

The oil bitumen import hit 169,900 tonnes in 2019 that exceeds the 2018 indicator with 65,000 tonnes or 62%, as it was 105,900 tonnes earlier.

The bitumen import increased due to the intense construction of roads in Georgia.

The liquid air import (LPG) included 26,900 tonnes that exceed the 2018 rate with 34,5%.

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