Liquid biofuels for transport; supply, consumption and blending, 2003-2018


This table contains data on liquid biofuels for transport. It covers supply and use of biofuels and the amount of biofuels that is blended in ordinary gasoline and diesel. Also, data on the production capacity are included.

Data are available for both the total biofuels and two separate kinds of biofuels for transport: biogasoline and biodiesel.

Supply of biofuels is equal to the sum of production, net imports and stock changes. For net imports and stock changes figures are broken down into pure biofuels and blended biofuels. The use of biofuels is set equal to the deliveries of the oil companies to the petrol stations in the Netherlands. To a large extent, these deliveries concern biofuels that are blended in ordinary gasoline and diesel and, therefore, these biofuels cannot be recognised any more at the petrol stations. Use of biofuels is given in four units: million kg, million litres, terajoules and as biocomponent of total use in terms of energy of motor gasoline and diesel for transport.

Data available from:
2003 until 2018.

Status of the figures:
The figures are definite.

Changes in April 2020:
None, this table has been discontinued

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.

This table is followed by Liquid biofuels for transport; supply, consumption and blending. See section 3.

Liquid biofuels for transport; supply, consumption and blending, 2003-2018

Energy commodities Periods SupplyTotal supply (mln kg) SupplyProduction (mln kg) SupplyNet importsTotal pure and blended (mln kg) SupplyNet importsPure (mln kg) SupplyNet importsBlended (mln kg) SupplyStock changesTotal pure and blended (mln kg) SupplyStock changesPure (mln kg) SupplyStock changesBlended (mln kg) ConsumptionTotal pure and blendedMass (mln kg) ConsumptionTotal pure and blendedVolume (mln litre) ConsumptionTotal pure and blendedEnergy (TJ) ConsumptionTotal pure and blendedPart of total gasoline/diesel (% in terms of energy) ConsumptionPure (mln kg) ConsumptionBlended (mln kg) Blending (mln kg) Production capacity (mln kg per year)
Liquid biofuels for transport, total 2017 429 . . . -82 -110 -110 0 429 528 13,891 . . 429 511 .
Liquid biofuels for transport, total 2018 693 . . . -58 -178 -178 0 693 839 22,993 . . 693 770 .
Biogasoline 2017 200 . . . -21 -6 -6 0 200 267 5,399 . 0 200 221 .
Biogasoline 2018 265 . . . -7 10 10 0 265 354 7,146 . 0 265 272 .
Biodiesel 2017 230 1,929 -1,595 -1,534 -61 -104 -104 0 230 260 8,493 . . 230 291 2,058
Biodiesel 2018 428 1,839 -1,204 -1,153 -51 -188 -188 0 428 486 15,846 . . 428 498 2,082
Source: CBS.
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