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India's June fuel demand edges up 2.6%

An employee stands next to a fuel pump at a fuel station in New Delhi

(Reuters) - India's fuel consumption rose by 2.6% year-on-year to 19.99 million metric tons in June from a year earlier, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell of the oil ministry showed on Monday.

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

India is the world's third-biggest oil importer and consumer. The data is a proxy for the country's oil demand.

KEY QUOTE

Prashant Vasisht, vice president and co-head, corporate ratings at India Credit Rating Agency (ICRA), said there had been solid economic growth in India, "and there was a lot of tourist activity this year as compared to last year. Jet fuel has been gradually improving ... In the power sector the power supplies were more regular, leading to the farming and agricultural sector being well supplied and that has also led to less dependence on diesel."

BY THE NUMBERS

Total consumption totalled 19.99 million metric tons in June, up from 19.48 million tons last year, data showed.

Demand was down 3.5% on a monthly basis from the 20.72 million metric tons consumed in May.

Sales of diesel, mainly used by trucks and commercially run passenger vehicles, fell 5% month-on-month to 7.98 million tons in June. It was up 1% from a year earlier.

Sales of gasoline rose 4.6% from the previous year to 3.30 million tons, although sales dropped 4.8% from May levels.

Demand for bitumen, used for making roads, gained by more than 4% annually.

Cooking gas, or liquefied petroleum gas, sales rose by 3.2% to 2.31 million tons, while naphtha sales gained by 1.4% to about 1.07 million tons, compared with last June, the data showed.

Fuel oil use increased by nearly 5% year-on-year in June.

CONTEXT

Asia's third-largest economy is the fastest-growing among major peers and grew 8.2% in the last fiscal year, but GDP was expected to slow modestly this fiscal year.

Activity in India's manufacturing sector rebounded in June as output increased on robust demand, leading to the fastest rate of hiring in more than 19 years, despite inflationary pressures remaining elevated, a survey showed.

DOMESTIC SALES (in million tons)

2024 2024 2023 2023 2023

2024

MAY APRIL JUNE MAY APRIL

JUNE

Diesel

7.98 7.82

8.41 7.93 7.91 8.22

Petrol

3.30 2.88

3.46 3.29 3.15 3.35

LPG

2.31 2.15

2.39 2.37 2.23 2.35

Naphtha

1.07 1.11

1.09 1.22 1.06 1.16

Jet Fuel

0.71 0.66

0.74 0.74 0.64 0.67

Kerosene

0.04 0.03

0.03 0.03 0.05 0.04

Fuel Oil

0.54 0.59

0.56 0.53 0.51 0.6

Bitumen

0.78 0.88

0.89 0.84 0.75 0.86

TOTAL

19.99 18.71

20.72 20.16 19.48 20.69

(Reporting by Sherin Elizabeth Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by David Holmes)