In January-February 2013, Georgia reduced its import of petroleum products. According to the Union of Petroleum Products Importers, Georgia's imports of gasoline and diesel amounted to 89.1 million tons in the first two months of 2013, which is 20.3 thousand tons less than the same period in 2012, and 18 thousand tons more than in the same period of 2011.
In January-February, Georgia imported 47.1 thousand tons of gasoline and 42,000 tons of diesel fuel.
"Imports of Regular gasoline constituted 72 percent of total gasoline imports, Premium gasoline - 22.5 percent, Super gasoline - 5.5 percent. As for diesel fuel, imports of L-62 fuel were at 54 percent of total imports, and Euro-diesel - at 46 percent. Although fuel imports in 2013 decreased in comparison with the previous year, its index still remains at a high level," the Union of Petroleum Products Importers reported.
The Union of Petroleum Products Importers expects the increase in fuel imports following the start of agricultural operations in the coming months.
"The most active period in fuel consumption starts in the spring, which in turn is linked to agricultural activities, the intensification of construction and implementation of infrastructure projects. Accordingly, we expect the increase in fuel imports in the coming months," the Union of Petroleum Products Importers of Georgia said.