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Oil distributor Petrolimex profit falls 74 pct

By Phuong Dong   February 3, 2021 | 04:06 pm PT
Oil distributor Petrolimex profit falls 74 pct
Petrolimex employees work at a gas station in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen.
Vietnam’s biggest fuel distributor Petrolimex said its net profits last year of VND1.23 trillion ($53.69 million) were the lowest in five years.

The profits for 2019 had been VND4.77 trillion, and the company, a fuel distributor with thousands of stations nationwide, attributed the 74 percent fall to the drying up of jet fuel sales after international flights were suspended due to Covid-19 almost for the whole of 2020.

Revenues fell by 35 percent to VND124 trillion. Energy demand slumped last year as the pandemic led to lockdowns and a dramatic drop in energy for uses such as transportation.

With a market share of over 50 percent, Petrolimex is the largest fuel retailer in Vietnam, followed by PV Oil with around 22 percent.

 
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