Average fuel sales per filling station continue to rise but remain low in comparison with typical levels before UK lockdown, according to the latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Average sales for the week ending Sunday, June 28 were at 75% of a typical week before lockdown. Average diesel sales were at 77% and petrol sales were at 72%.
Average sales per filling station were up 5.5% compared to average sales of the previous week ending June 21, reflecting a gradual rise since mid-April.
For the eight weeks prior to March 23, 2020, average daily road fuel sales were at 17,690 litres per filling station. However in the first seven weeks of lockdown, average daily road fuel sales decreased to 6,940 litres per filling station – 39% of average levels of the eight weeks prior to lockdown.
In the seven weeks following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on May 10, 2020, average daily road fuel sales in England increased to 11,590 litres per filling station (65% of average levels). In the same period sales in Wales increased to 9,500 litres per site (57% of average levels) and sales in Scotland increased to 9,690 litres per site (58% of average levels).