Woolworths sees a rise in petrol sales

Third quarter results show a 13.3 percent rise in petrol sales

By Ruza Zivkusic | April 28, 2011

Supermarket giant Woolworths' third quarter sales show a jump in petrol sales.

The nation’s biggest retailer has seen its sales rise by five percent to $13 billion.

The sale of petrol prices have increased by 13.3 percent, reflecting higher petrol prices compared to last year, Woolworths says in a statement.

"National average fuel prices increased to 136.0 cpl in the third quarter, up from 125.4 cpl in the same period last year and 124.0 cpl in the first half," according to the statement.

"During the quarter, four petrol companies opened taking total sites to 574, including 132 alliance sites."

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