Costa Rica: Fuel Consumption Up 8%

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
In 2016 total consumption went up by 8% compared to 2015, explained by a 15% increase in super gasoline and 12% in the A-1 jet fuel.
From a statement issued by Recope:

Fuel demand grew by 7.9% last year, going from 3,023,880,487 liters in 2015 to 3,263,072,075 liters in 2016, as a result of growth of the vehicle fleet, a price level for products which is relatively low compared to previous years, and the higher purchasing power of consumers due to low levels of inflation recorded in the period.

Among the products whose demand grew were Super Gasoline with an increase in sales of 15.4% which even displaced Gasolina Plus 91 in terms of consumer preference. In 2015, 547,205,964 liters were sold and last year demand for Super was 631,255,042 liters.

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