The volume of sales of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at gas stations in Ukraine in January-September increased by about 50-55 thousand tons, compared to the same period in 2019, to 1.37 million tons, according to estimates Argus and market participants.
“Covid-19 continues to put pressure on the entire LPG market. This year we expected sales to grow by at least 7-8%. In the spring, after the start of the first wave of the pandemic, we lowered our forecast to 3%, and now we think that if the straits at the filling stations remain at the level of last year, this will be a good result, "said a representative of a large network of filling stations.
Slight growth or stable sales of autogas in January-September are mainly reported by representatives of those networks whose filling stations are located in large cities, while regional companies note a decrease in sales by 2-4% compared to 2019.
According to the State Statistics Service of the country (Gosstat), in January-September, LPG accounted for almost 30.7% of all retail sales of motor fuel in Ukraine, compared to 29.6% in 2019 and 27.2% in 2018 year. According to market participants, this figure is higher and is at least 35-40%.