India's Fuel Consumption Falls 9.1% In Financial Year 2020-21
Millennium Post Delhi|April 10, 2021
‘India consumed 194.63 million tonnes of petroleum products in 2020-21 as compared to 214.12 million tonnes demand in the previous year’

Highlights

• The demand contraction was led by diesel, the most-consumed fuel in the country

• Diesel consumption fell 12 per cent to 72.72 million tonnes

• While petrol demand shrank 6.7 per cent to 27.95 million tonnes

NEW DELHI: India’s fuel demand contracted by a massive 9.1 per cent in the financial year ended March 31, the first in more than two decades, as a stringent lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the pandemic pummelled economic activity, government data showed on Friday.

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