Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

The UK Retail Road Fuels Market 2019

UK Gasoline and Diesel Sales

Total road fuels - 46.5bn litres

Broken down into:

  • Petrol - 16.2bn litres (Retail)
  • Diesel - 20.8bn litres (Retail)
  • Diesel -   9.5bn litres (Commercial)

Source - HMRC Receipts

UK Forecourt breakdown by ownership 

Oil Company Sites    1,358 + 50 vs 2018
Independent              5,454 -104 vs 2018
Hypermarket              1,588 +32 vs 2018

Total = 8,400

Source - Experian Catalist

At the end of 2018 there were:

A total of 39.3 million licensed vehicles in the UK

  • 32.5m Cars
  • 4.1m LGV's 
  • 0.5m HGV's
  • 1.3m Motorcycles
  • 1.0m other vehicle types

Source - Department of Transport



About PRA

The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.