Liquid biofuels for transport; supply, consumption and blending


This table contains figures on the supply and consumption of biofuels and the amount of biofuels that are blended into ordinary petrol and diesel. There are also figures on the production capacity of biofuels. The figures are available both for the total biofuels and for the two types of biofuels used in road traffic and mobile equipment, namely biogasoline and biodiesel.

The supply of biofuels on the domestic market is equal to the sum of production, the import balance (net import) and the stock movements of biofuels minus bunkers for transport abroad. The import balance also distinguishes between pure and blended biofuels.

Consumption is equated with deliveries from oil companies to pumping stations in the Netherlands. For the most part, the deliveries are biofuels that have been blended into ordinary diesel and petrol and are therefore no longer recognizable as biofuels.

Data available from:
2006, annually

Status of the figures:
This table contains definite figures up to 2018 and provisional figures for 2019.

Changes as of 29 May 2020:
Provisional figures for 2019 are added.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures for the previous year appear in May each year.
Adjusted provisional figures for the previous year appear in June each year.
Final figures for the previous year appear in December each year.

Liquid biofuels for transport; supply, consumption and blending

Energy commodities Periods SupplyTotal supply (TJ) SupplyProduction (TJ) SupplyNet importsTotal pure and blended (TJ) SupplyNet importsPure (TJ) SupplyNet importsBlended (TJ) SupplyStock mutation (pure and blended) (TJ) SupplyBunkers (pure and blended) (TJ) ConsumptionTotal consumption (pure and blended) (TJ) ConsumptionRoad transport (TJ) ConsumptionRail transport (TJ) ConsumptionInland shipping (TJ) ConsumptionConstruction (TJ) ConsumptionAgriculture (TJ) Blending (TJ) Production capacity (TJ)
Liquid biofuels for transport, total 2018 22,993 . . . -2,336 -6,697 698 22,993 20,930 56 59 1,112 837 26,027 .
Liquid biofuels for transport, total 2019* 28,437 . . . -4,705 146 1,982 28,437 25,746 69 118 1,428 1,076 35,124 .
Biogasoline 2018 7,146 . . . -456 254 7,146 7,146 7,603 .
Biogasoline 2019* 8,321 . . . -1,416 4 8,321 8,321 9,737 .
Biodiesel 2018 15,846 68,043 -44,547 -42,667 -1,880 -6,952 698 15,846 13,783 56 59 1,112 837 18,424 77,034
Biodiesel 2019* 20,116 72,832 -50,876 -47,586 -3,289 142 1,982 20,116 17,425 69 118 1,428 1,076 25,387 81,349
Source: CBS.
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