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 Water transport Heating and other gasoil Deliveries to inland water transport (PJ) Motor fuels physical units Water transport Heating and other gasoil Deliveries to inland water transport (million kg)
Total deliveries 2020 May* 3.7 86
Total deliveries 2020 June* 3.6 84
Total deliveries 2020 July* 3.9 91
Total deliveries 2020 August* 3.3 77
Total deliveries 2020 September* 3.8 89
Total deliveries 2020 October* 4.1 94
Total deliveries 2020 November* 3.9 91
Total deliveries 2020 December* 3.9 91
Total deliveries 2021 January* 3.8 88
Total deliveries 2021 February* 3.6 83
Total deliveries 2021 March* 4.0 94
Total deliveries 2021 April* 4.0 92
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 May* 0.7 16
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 June* 0.9 20
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 July* 0.7 15
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 August* 0.6 14
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 September* 0.8 19
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 October* 0.9 20
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 November* 0.7 16
Deliveries for final consumption 2020 December* 0.7 16
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 January* 0.8 18
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 February* 0.7 16
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 March* 0.8 18
Deliveries for final consumption 2021 April* 0.8 18
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 May* 3.0 69
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 June* 2.8 64
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 July* 3.3 75
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 August* 2.8 64
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 September* 3.0 70
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 October* 3.2 74
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 November* 3.2 75
Deliveries for bunkers 2020 December* 3.2 75
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 January* 3.0 70
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 February* 2.9 66
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 March* 3.3 76
Deliveries for bunkers 2021 April* 3.2 73
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.
Water transport
All passenger and freight water transport, like inland water and sea water transport. Excludes fishing.
For the period 1955-1960 fishing is included in the deliveries of gasoil to water transport.
Heating and other gasoil
Oil for use outside road transport, for example for lighter ship engines. The distillation range of heating gasoil lies between 180 and 380 degrees Celsius, for other gasoil the boiling point is up to 540 degrees Celsius.
Deliveries to inland water transport
Deliveries of heating and other gasoil to all types of inland water transport ships, including deliveries for inland fishing and recreational transport. From 1956 to 1960 all deliveries for final consumption of gasoil for inland water transport are included in deliveries to water transport traders. From 1961 to 1981 this is the case for an unknown part. From 1955 to 1978 all deliveries to bunkers for gasoil for inland water transport are included in deliveries to bunkers for water transport traders. From 1979 onwards this is the case for an unknown part.
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.
Water transport
All passenger and freight water transport, like inland water and sea water transport. Excludes fishing.
For the period 1955-1960 fishing is included in the deliveries of gasoil to water transport.
Heating and other gasoil
Oil for use outside road transport, for example for lighter ship engines. The distillation range of heating gasoil lies between 180 and 380 degrees Celsius, for other gasoil the boiling point is up to 540 degrees Celsius.
Deliveries to inland water transport
Deliveries of heating and other gasoil to all types of inland water transport ships, including deliveries for inland fishing and recreational transport. From 1956 to 1960 all deliveries for final consumption of gasoil for inland water transport are included in deliveries to water transport traders. From 1961 to 1981 this is the case for an unknown part. From 1955 to 1978 all deliveries to bunkers for gasoil for inland water transport are included in deliveries to bunkers for water transport traders. From 1979 onwards this is the case for an unknown part.