Turkey raised its oil imports by 4.45 percent in December last year compared to the same month in 2015, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) data showed on Tuesday.
The country’s oil imports reached 2.5 million tonnes in December 2016.
Iran held the biggest share of oil exports among exporting countries with 26.74 percent during December. Iraq and Russian Federation followed with 23.45 percent and 13.54 percent share respectively.
On the production side, total refined petroleum products including diesel and gasoline, increased by 2.64 percent to 2.5 million tonnes between December 2014 and December 2016.
During the same period, total domestic oil sales including diesel, gasoline and aviation fuel, rose by 4.71 percent to reach over 2.3 million tonnes.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu