German biodiesel consumption continues to decline

In Germany, the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control is reporting that german biodiesel consumption is on the decline in 2015. it dropped particularly sharply in September 2015. At around 165,000 tonnes, the use of biodiesel in blends was down around 15 per cent from the same month the previous year. By contrast, demand for mineral diesel is brisk, rising 1 per cent in the wake of low crude oil prices, Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI) reports. In the light of this, the blending quota of biodiesel fell to 5.15 per cent, from 5.85 per cent in August 2015 and just less than 6 per cent in September 2014. This is the lowest level seen since April 2013.


Over the year as a whole, the blending quota of biodiesel until September 2015 amounted to 6 per cent, down 0.5 percentage points from the year-ago level. September 2015 consumption of bioethanol declined from the previous month, but was stable compared to the same month the previous year. The blending quota saw a slight rise to 6.5 per cent due to a drop in petrol consumption.

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