July 9, 2020 / 9:32 AM / a month ago

Britain's average road fuel sales up 3.2% week on week - BEIS

FILE PHOTO: Sainsbury's petrol tankers are seen at Navigator Terminals Thames in Grays, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Grays, Britain, May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s average fuel sales per filling station in the week to July 5 were up 3.2% to 13,667 litres compared with the previous week, experimental data from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy showed on Thursday.

Average sales were at 77% of a typical pre-lockdown week, according to the data.

Average diesel sales for the week were at 80% and gasoline sales at 74% of a typical week before lockdown, BEIS said.

Reporting by Ahmad Ghaddar; Editing by Edmund Blair

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