The year 2020 was the first one in a long while when one could observe a drop in liquid fuels consumption – this has been confirmed by the latest market research prepared by POPHiN. The main reason behind the lower consumption were the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which started in March 2020.
In 2020 one could witness a drop of the LPG market, which was considerably affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and related to it movement restrictions. According to the data prepare by POPiHN the consumption of LPG in 2020 amounted to 4.6 million m3, which is down by 11.6% yoy.
The demand for the natural gas is related to the economic growth in the country. According to preliminary estimates of the Central Statistical Office, the gross domestic product (GDP) dropped in 2020 by approx.. 2.8% yoy (against the growth by 4.5% yoy in 2019).
The demand for electricity is related to the economic growth in the country. According to preliminary estimates of the Central Statistical Office the GDP in 2020 dropped by approx.. 2.8% yoy (against the growth of 4.5% yoy, in 2019). The domestic consumption of electricity, according to the data published by PSE, dropped in Poland in 2020 to the level of 165.5 TWh against 169.4 TWh in 2019, which is down by 2.3% yoy (in 2019 the decrease amounted to 0.9% yoy).
In 2020, despite the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, the Program for National Roads Construction was continued, planned until 2023 with a prospect until 2025. It assumes completion and continuation with regard to construction of the system of express roads and motorways and construction of bypasses in the system of national roads. In the sector of road construction the consumption of bitumen products remained at a stable level.
The market of photovoltaic installations, both for individual and institutional customers has been recording significant upward trends for several years. Photovoltaic installaitons are becoming an ever more popular element on the roofs of detached houses, blocks of flats, production or warehouse facilities.