OMCs sales sharply decline by 25pc in 10 months

KARACHI: The sales of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) massively declined by 25 percent during first ten months (July – April) of current fiscal year owing to slowdown in economic activities.

The sales of OMCs fell to around 15.28 million tons during July – April 2018/2019 as compared with 20.4 million tons in the same period of the last fiscal year.

Analysts at Topline Securities attributed the massive fall in sales to slowdown in economic activities and sharp decline in furnace oil.

They said that Pakistan OMCs sales continued to suffer, where volumetric sales for April 2019 nosedived 16 percent YoY on back of 33 percent YoY lower furnace oil volumes and decline in high speed diesel volumes by 18 percent YoY.

FO sales continued to feel pinch amid availability of RLNG/Coal for power generation. While, HSD volumes are down on YoY basis due to slowdown in economic activities.

Petrol sales touched 20-Month high (in absolute terms), +2 percent YoY vs. +17 percent YoY in April 2018.

Lower growth in MS could be attributed to increase in its prices by around 15 percent YoY coupled with overall slowdown in economy.

In MS oil segment, PSO witnessed increase in market share by 4.3ppts YoY to 39.6 percent, while Hascol share has declined by 8.3ppts YoY to 7 percent as the company has changed its focus from higher volumes to higher margins.

Similarly, unlisted player GNO gained 3.4ppts YoY in its market share.

On HSD front, Hascol has lost 7.5ppts YoY in its market share to 7.1 percent, while GNO has gained 7.5ppts YoY and now commands 12 percent of the market.

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