Sao Tome and Principe: Fuel is largest import category in first half

9 November 2007

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 9 Nov – The Sao Tome and Principe authorities spent US$7.2 million on fuel in the first half of 2007, according to the archipelago’s National Statistics Institute (INE).

Figures forwarded to Macauhub from INE showed that fuel imports, particularly gasoline, diesel and oil, represented 21 percent of all imports between January and June.

Food products, agricultural products, with 16 and14 percent, respectively, were the next largest groups of imports.

Angola is Sao Tome and Principe’s largest fuel supplier via state oil company Sonangol, which acquired the Sao tome fuel distribution company Enco.

One of the largest consumers of fuel on the islands is electricity and water company EAE. (macauhub)