Gasoline consumption in Ukraine has reduced by 40% since 2013 and it will reduce by a further 7.2% this year. The A-95 consulting agency’s Director Serhii Kuyun stated this at the “Petroleum Ukraine 2016” conference on Tuesday, the CFTS correspondent reports.

In particular, 3.75 million tons of gasoline was sold in Ukraine in 2013 and 2.46 million tons in 2015. The A-95 consulting agency expects 2.28 million tons of gasoline to be consumed in the country in 2016.

According to Kuyun, the reason for the fall in gasoline consumption in Ukraine is the economic problems in the country, which has led to a fall in the purchasing power of citizens and their gradual switch to the cheaper liquefied natural gas.

Meanwhile, sales of diesel fuel have reduced by only 5% since 2013: 5.8 million tons were sold in 2013 and 5.47 million tons in 2015. In 2016, the A-95 consulting agency expects sales to increase by 1.3% to 5.54 million tons in 2016.