Brazil fuels consumption rises more than 6% in 2012

28 February 2013 19:57  [Source: ICIS news]

CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazil's domestic apparent fuel consumption - the sum of production and imports minus exports - rose more than 6% in 2012 to 129.6bn litres from 122.2bn litres in 2011, said the Brazilian petroleum agency ANP on Thursday.

Consumption of diesel fuels reached 55.9bn litres in 2012, up about 7% from 52.2bn litres in 2011, while the consumption of biodiesel increased 8% to 2.7bn litres in 2012 from 2.5bn litres in 2011, it said.

Domestic consumption of gasoline C, which has a 20% anhydrous ethanol blend, increased almost 12% to 39.6bn litres in 2012 from 35.4bn litres in 2011, ANP said.

Hydrous ethanol consumption decreased about 9% to 9.8bn litres from 10.8bn in 2011.

Altogether, the consumption of hydrous and anhydrous ethanol fell almost 6% to 17.7bn litres in 2012 from 18.8bn litres in 2011.

By: Leo Siqueira
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