Motor fuels; deliveries by petajoule, weight and volume, 1946-April 2021

Motor fuels; deliveries by petajoule, weight and volume, 1946-April 2021

Delivery motor fuels Periods Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Total motor gasoline (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Unleaded 95 (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Super Unleaded 98 (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Normal (leaded) (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Super (leaded) (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Air transport Aviation gasoline (PJ) Motor fuels in petajoule Air transport Gasoline type jet fuel (PJ) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Total motor gasoline (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Unleaded 95 (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Super unleaded 98 (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Normal (leaded) (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Road transport and other consumers Motor gasoline Super (leaded) (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Air transport Aviation gasoline (million kg) Motor fuels physical units Air transport Gasoline type jet fuel (million kg) Motor fuels volume Motor gasoline Total motor gasoline (million litres) Motor fuels volume Motor gasoline Unleaded 95 (million litres) Motor fuels volume Motor gasoline Super unleaded 98 (million litres) Motor fuels volume Motor gasoline Normal (leaded) (million litres) Motor fuels volume Motor gasoline Super (leaded) (million litres)
Total deliveries 2020 May* 12.2 11.8 0.4 0.0 289 280 10 0 386 373 13
Total deliveries 2020 June* 13.0 12.6 0.4 0.0 308 297 10 0 410 397 14
Total deliveries 2020 July* 14.2 13.8 0.5 0.0 338 326 12 0 450 435 15
Total deliveries 2020 August* 13.4 12.9 0.5 0.0 318 307 11 0 424 409 15
Total deliveries 2020 September* 14.1 13.6 0.5 0.0 334 323 12 0 446 430 16
Total deliveries 2020 October* 13.1 12.7 0.5 0.0 311 300 11 0 415 400 15
Total deliveries 2020 November* 12.5 12.1 0.5 0.0 297 286 11 0 396 381 15
Total deliveries 2020 December* 12.9 12.4 0.5 0.0 306 294 11 0 408 392 15
Total deliveries 2021 January* 10.8 10.4 0.4 0.0 255 246 9 0 340 327 12
Total deliveries 2021 February* 10.5 10.1 0.4 0.0 248 239 9 0 331 318 13
Total deliveries 2021 March* 13.1 12.6 0.5 0.0 311 299 12 0 414 399 16
Total deliveries 2021 April* 13.5 13.0 0.5 0.0 320 307 13 0 427 410 17
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 May* 12.2 11.8 0.4 0.0 289 280 10 0 386 373 13
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 June* 13.0 12.6 0.4 0.0 308 297 10 0 410 397 14
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 July* 14.2 13.8 0.5 0.0 338 326 12 0 450 435 15
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 August* 13.4 12.9 0.5 0.0 318 307 11 0 424 409 15
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 September* 14.1 13.6 0.5 0.0 334 323 12 0 446 430 16
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 October* 13.1 12.7 0.5 0.0 311 300 11 0 415 400 15
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 November* 12.5 12.1 0.5 0.0 297 286 11 0 396 381 15
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 December* 12.9 12.4 0.5 0.0 306 294 11 0 408 392 15
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 January* 10.8 10.4 0.4 0.0 255 246 9 0 340 327 12
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 February* 10.5 10.1 0.4 0.0 248 239 9 0 331 318 13
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 March* 13.1 12.6 0.5 0.0 311 299 12 0 414 399 16
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 April* 13.5 13.0 0.5 0.0 320 307 13 0 427 410 17
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 May*
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 June*
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 July*
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 August*
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 September*
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 October*
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 November*
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 December*
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 January*
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 February*
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 March*
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 April*
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides information on deliveries of motor fuels for transport and other customers in the Netherlands. Deliveries are either for consumption in the Netherlands and international road transport, which is called final consumption, or for international sea and air transport, which is traditionally called bunkering.

The table gives figure for all modes of transport and Agricultural and mobile equipment. Figures for relevant motor fuels are given by transport category. Pure biofuels for road transport are not included in this table. Blended biofuels are included in the deliveries of motor gasoline and transport diesel. Biofuels are products produced from agricultural crops.

Deliveries of motor fuels are expressed by energy (petajoules) and physical units (million kg or million kWh). Deliveries for road transport are also published in volume (million litres). This table includes figures (in petajoules) on total transport, total road transport, total water transport, total air transport and total rail transport. This is not possible for physical units, due to different units (e.g. kg and kWh) are not countable.

Since 2013, low-duty red diesel no longer sold. The customers of these red diesel, such as construction and agriculture, have since been obliged to fill the high-duty diesel also consumed by road transport. Until August 2016 was a month made a model-based estimate of the share of road transport in the use of diesel. This model-based estimation is no longer considered responsible for determining monthly figures. The difference in consumption of diesel between road transport and other consumers in the tables by month is therefore lapsed. On an annual basis, the difference in consumption of diesel between road transport and other consumers will be published in the following table: 'Energy balance sheet; supply and consumption, sector'.

Data available from:
From 1946.

Status of the figures:
This table contains definite figures until 2018 and provisional from January 2019.
Since this table is discontinued, the figures will not become definite.

Changes as of 30 July 2021:
None; this table is discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable.

This table is succeeded by 'Crude and petroleum products balance sheet; supply and consumption'. See section 3.

Description topics

Motor fuels in petajoule
Amounts of substances, expressed in petajoules, combusted for the propulsion of vehicles transporting persons or goods, mobile- and none mobile equipment, including motor gasoline, transport diesel, kerosene, natural gas, electricity and fuel oil. Pure biofuels for road transport are not included in this table. Blended biofuels are included in the deliveries of motor gasoline and transport diesel.
A joule is a unit of energy equivalent to 0.24 calories. A Petajoule (PJ) equals 1,000,000,000,000,000 joules (10 to the power of 15) and is equivalent to 31.6 million cubic metres of natural gas or 278 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Road transport and other consumers
All passenger and freight transport on public road by car, auto bus, goods vehicle, motorcycle, moped, etc. Includes transport on own premises and consumption of mobile equipment, such as tractors and mobile machinery for construction (which typically do not operate on public roads).
Motor gasoline
Fuel for spark ignition engines. It is a mixture of light oils and additives. The light oil in motor gasoline normally consists of molecules with five to twelve carbon atoms. The distillation range lies between 35 and 215 degrees Celsius. Additives are additions to modify fuel properties and to reduce CO2 emissions from motor gasoline.
Total motor gasoline
Total of the motor fuels unleaded 95 and super unleaded 98 (both unleaded) and normal and super (both leaded).
Unleaded 95
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 98.
Super Unleaded 98
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
Normal (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 95.
The data cover the period 1946-1988. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.
Super (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
The data cover the period 1946-1996. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.
Air transport
All passenger air and freight air transport.
Aviation gasoline
Fuel for aircraft with a piston engine. These are often light aircraft with a propeller.
Gasoline type jet fuel
Fuel for aircraft with a jet engine. It is a blend of lighter motor gasoline, heavier kerosene and sometimes naphtha. From 1988 onwards it is no longer delivered to final consumers.
Motor fuels physical units
Amounts of substances, expressed in million kg or million m3, combusted for the propulsion of vehicles transporting persons or goods and mobile- and none mobile equipment, including motor gasoline, diesel, kerosene, natural gas, electricity and fuel oil. Pure biofuels for road transport are not included in this table. Blended biofuels are included in the deliveries of motor gasoline and transport diesel. Biofuels are products produced from agricultural crops.
Road transport and other consumers
All passenger and freight transport on public roads by car, auto bus, goods vehicle, motorcycle, moped, etc. Includes transport on own premises and consumption of mobile equipment, such as tractors and mobile machinery for construction (which typically do not operate on public roads).
Motor gasoline
Fuel for spark ignition engines. It is a mixture of light oils and additives. The light oil in motor gasoline normally consists of molecules with five to twelve carbon atoms. The distillation range lies between 35 and 215 degrees Celsius. Additives are additions to modify fuel properties and to reduce CO2 emissions from motor gasoline.
Total motor gasoline
Total of the motor fuels unleaded 95 and super unleaded 98 (both unleaded) and normal and super (both leaded).
Unleaded 95
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 98.
Super unleaded 98
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
Normal (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 95.
The data cover the period 1946-1988. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.
Super (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
The data cover the period 1946-1996. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.
Air transport
All passenger air and freight air transport.
Aviation gasoline
Fuel for aircraft with a piston engine. These are often light aircraft with a propeller.
Gasoline type jet fuel
Fuel for aircraft with a jet engine. It is a blend of lighter motor gasoline, heavier kerosene and sometimes naphtha. From 1988 onwards it is no longer delivered to final consumers.
Motor fuels volume
Amounts of substances, expressed in million litres, combusted for the propulsion of vehicles transporting persons or goods, including automotive LPG, motor gasoline and diesel. Pure biofuels for road transport are not included in this table. Blended biofuels are included in the deliveries of motor gasoline and transport diesel.
Motor gasoline
Fuel for spark ignition engines. It is a mixture of light oils and additives. The light oil in motor gasoline normally consists of molecules with five to twelve carbon atoms. The distillation range lies between 35 and 215 degrees Celsius. Additives are additions to modify fuel properties and to reduce CO2 emissions from motor gasoline.
Total motor gasoline
Total of the motor fuels unleaded 95 and super unleaded 98 (both unleaded) and normal and super (both leaded).
Unleaded 95
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 98.
Super unleaded 98
Unleaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
Normal (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of less than 95.
The data cover the period 1946-1988. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.
Super (leaded)
Leaded motor gasoline with an octane rating of more than 98.
The data cover the period 1946-1996. After this the petrol contains little or no lead.