Turkey's total oil imports increased by 9.9% to 3.39 million tonnes in May compared to the same month of 2020, according to data of Turkey's energy watchdog on Thursday.
Crude oil imports, the category with the highest oil import volume, rose by 11% in May to 2.59 million tonnes, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly oil market report.
In May, Turkey imported the highest volume of oil and oil products from Iraq, totaling 1.09 million tonnes. Russia and Kazakhstan followed with 751,460 tonnes and 402,898 tonnes, respectively.
Oil imports and consumption in the country showed growth this May due to a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the same month of 2020.
Oil refinery product exports increased by 30% to 1.05 million tonnes and oil refinery product output also rose by 19% to around 3 million tonnes in May.
Total domestic oil product sales in May increased by 14.3% to 2.09 million tonnes compared to the same month of 2020.
By Firdevs Yuksel