According to the information made available by the Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira, based on the data provided by the Customs of Funchal, in the first six months of 2020 “41.5 million litres of diesel were introduced” to the region, which represents a decrease of 20.5 percent compared to the same period in the previous year ”.

With regard to gasoline, 95 octane also shows “a year-on-year decrease of 29.2 percent, while 98 octane decreased 15.8 percent”.

In the same information, DREM points out that, in the first six months of this year, 11.2 million litres of 95 octane gasoline and 3.9 million litres of 98 octane gas were introduced in the archipelago.

Regarding the situation of propane and butane gas, the release for consumption in the period under analysis “was around 5.1 and 3.4 thousand tonnes, respectively, while in natural gas, the amount was 11.6 thousand tonnes, 0.4 percent more than in the same period”, reads the document.

Between April and June, road diesel demand was 17.5 million litres, “35.3 percent less than in the same quarter of 2019”.

During this period, there was also a reduction in gasoline, with 95 octane introducing 4.2 million litres (48.5 percent lower) and 98 octane 1.7 million litres (27.7 percent lower), compared to the same period of the previous year.

DREM also points out that the average price of fuel in the second quarter of 2020 shows a “drop”, stating that the average price of road diesel was set at €1.106 - lower than that registered in the same period (€1.292) and in the same quarter of the previous year (€1,265).