Gasoline consumption in 2020 plummeted to levels of 47 years ago

Javier González NavarroJavier González Navarro




The consumption of automotive fuels in 2020 fell by 17.5% compared to 2019, up to 23,784 million tons, falling back to 1998 levels, according to Cores.

However, the decrease in gasoline consumption was 21% (4.25 million tons), plummeting to 1973 levels.

In the case of automotive diesel, the drop was less, 16.7%, to 19,534 million tons, figures similar to those of 2002.

The drop registered in 2020 in fuel consumption breaks a streak of six consecutive years to the rise, according to Colors.

In December, the demand for fuels fell by 8.6% compared to the same month last year, although it represents an increase of 10.7% compared to

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