Before the month of August, Brazil had 14% reduction in imports of petroleum products, including 17,685,000 barrels. According to the PNA, the fall was due to higher prices of fuel in the international market under the effect of Hurricane Harvey, who stopped part of refining units in Texas, United States.
However, the accumulated annual, imports grew by 21.6%, amounting to 171.7 million barrels. Diesel oil were added 6.5 million barrels in September and the total diesel purchases abroad between January and September advanced 56.5% to 57.1 million barrels.
Despite the import of gasoline down 20% over the same period last year. Year to date, imports of fuel advanced 55.3%, amounting to 22.7 million barrels.
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