News 8 Jan 2019

Statistics Finland continues compilation of statistics on oil products

Statistics compilation on oil products pertaining to the activity of the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association has ended in November 2018. Statistics Finland will continue the compilation of statistics on oil data made by the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association, where applicable.

The data collection of prices on fuels (95 E10 petrol, 98 E5 petrol, diesel and light fuel oil) included in the monitoring of consumer prices of oil products will be carried out in connection with Statistics Finland’s Consumer Price Index. The prices are collected from approximately 60 fuel distribution station all around Finland. The collection of data is carried out between the 10th and 20th day of the month. The target group of the data collection differs from the one previously used by the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association, which can weaken the comparability of the data with the prices previously published by the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association.

In the future, the data will be published in the PX Web database of the Consumer Price Index on the last weekday of the statistical reference month. The data for December were published on 31 December 2018. Prices on oil products will also be published in connection with the statistics on energy prices which are published four times a year. 

Statistics Finland will also continue the collection of sales volume data on oil products as well as stock data on crude oil and oil products. Statistics Finland will inform about the publishing of these data at a later date.

Further information: energia@stat.fi

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