Production of oil refineries and petroleum industries also decreased by 3.5 per cent till the end of March, compared to the same period in 2019, according to data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
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The output of super grade petrol (M-95) reached 3.153.900 barrels till the end of March 2020, comprising a decline by 3 per cent compared to the same period in 2019.
The Sultanate’s production of standard grade petrol (M-91) by Omani refineries stood at 3.016.500 barrels comprising a decline by 26 per cent till the end of March 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.
Domestic sales of petrol (M-91) stood at 2.240.600 barrels and its exports reached 1.456.900 barrels.
Gas oil (diesel) output declined by 14 per cent to stood at 7.522.300 barrels, where its domestic sales reached 3.459.100 barrels and its exports stood at 4.388.100 barrels.
Aviation fuel production fell by 10 per cent to stand at 3.312 million barrels till the end of March 2020 over the same period of 2019. Domestic sales of aviation fuel decreased by 8 per cent to stand at 1.081 million and its exports also dropped by 17 per cent to stand at 2.135.500 barrels.
Production of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fell by 1 per cent to reach 1.878.400 barrels during the period under review, while its domestic sales increased by 20 per cent to stand at 808.200 barrels, but its exports declined by 9 per cent to stand at 1.127 million barrels.
As far as petrochemicals are concerned, benzene production increased by 13 per cent, compared to March 2019 to stand at 46.700 metric tonnes, where its exports stood at 43.800 metric tonnes, comprising a rise by 4 per cent.
The output of paraxylene stood at 149.800 metric tonnes, where its exports reached 148.800 metric tonnes.
Production of polypropylene stood at 67.600 metric tonnes, comprising a decline by 6 per cent, whilst its domestic rose by 2 per cent to stand at 10.100 metric tonnes, but its exports dropped by 30 per cent to stand at 47.400 metric tonnes.
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