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FACTS AND FIGURES

The UK Retail Road Fuels Market 2017

UK Gasoline and Diesel Sales

Total road fuels - 47.2bn litres

Broken down into:

  • Petrol - 16.8bn litres (Retail)
  • Diesel - 20.9bn litres (Retail)
  • Diesel -   9.5bn litres (Commercial)

Source - HMRC Receipts


UK Forecourt breakdown by ownership 

Oil Company Sites = 1,306 - 1 vs 2016
Independent, = 5,566 - 155 vs 2016
Hypermarket = 1,553 + 105 38 vs 2016

Total = 8,425

Source - Experian Catalist
 

At the end of 2017 there were:

A total of 31,692 million licensed cars in the UK

  • 18.8 million of which are petrol cars (59.7%)
  • 12.5 million of which are diesel cars (39.1%)
  • 322,600 are hybrid electric cars (1%)
  • 36,000 are gas, bi-fuel, petrol/gas or gas-diesel cars (0.1%)
  • 34,100 are electric cars (0.1%)
  • 400 cars are accounted for as other types of propulsion
     

Notable trends:

  • The number of licensed petrol cars continues to fall, having dropped by nearly 2 million cars since 2010, although the speed of decline has slowed in recent years.
  • Diesel license figures continue to rise, with nearly 4 million more diesel cars on the road than in 2010.
  • The number of hybrid electric cars continues to grow, more than doubling since 2013.
  • Licensed gas cars are beginning to drop more suddenly, with 15,000 less gas propelled cars than in 2011.
  • The electric car market is rapidly expanding, more than doubling in the past 2 years.

Source - Department of Transport

 

RMI Annual Report

2016 ANNUAL REPORT - RETAIL MOTOR INDUSTRY FEDERATION LIMITED
 
Financial Statements - For the year ended 31st December 2016 - View / Download