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Russia Reported as Georgia’s Major Fuel Supplier

According to Association of Oil Product Importers, in October 2018, imports of aviation fuel made up 8.3 thousand tons, down 2 000 tons compared to September 2018 (10.3 thousand tons).

The country imported 83.6 thousand tons in January-October 2018, up 5.5 thousand tons year on year (78.1 thousand tons).

Due to the countries, in October 2018, major imports of aviation oil was carried out from Turkmenistan (4.3 thousand tons), which is 51.8% of total imports. Greece ranks second with 4 000 tons (48.2%).

In October 2018 Georgia imported 15.5 thousand tons of oil bitumen, up 5.8 thousand tons month on month (9.7 thousand tons) from Iran. The January-October imports of oil bitumen constituted 83.3 thousand tons, down 7.8 thousand tons as compared to the same period of 2017 (91.1 thousand tons).

In October 2018 Georgia imported 1.1 thousand tons of liquefied petrol gas, down 0.5 thousand tons as compared to the September indicator (1.6 thousand tons). In January-October 2018 the country imported 11.9 thousand tons of LPG, down 1.1 thousand tons year on year (13 thousand tons in January-October 2018).

Lubricants imports in October 2018 made up 1.8 thousand tons, up 0.2 thousand tons year on year (1.6 thousand tons in October 2017). In January-October 2018 lubricants imports amounted to 15.3 thousand tons, up 0.6 thousand tons year on year (14.7 thousand tons).
In October Georgia imported 95.7 thousand tons of petrol and diesel, up 14.6 thousand tons month on month, including petrol imports made up 46.5 thousand tons and diesel imports constituted 49.2 thousand tons.

In January-October oil products imports (petrol and diesel) made up 910.1 thousand tons, up 26.4 thousand tons year on year (883.7 thousand tons in January-October 2017), including 241.6 thousand tons (26.5%) was imported from Russia, which ranks first among Georgia’s fuel suppliers, having replaced Romania.