According to calculations by the Greek Cypriot Consumers’ Association, Greek Cypriots spent over 5.3m euros in the north last month on petrol and diesel fuel. One million euro of that was in taxes.
Greek Cypriot daily ‘Alithia’, reported that in July 2018, motorists crossed the border from the south and bought 6.9 million litres of fuel, saying that this figure corresponds to 10 percent of the Greek Cypriot side’s fuel sales.
In the first half of 2018, it is estimated that the Greek Cypriots purchased 7.7 million litres of 95-octane petrol and 7.1 million litres of diesel. This means 3.74 percent of 95 octane gasoline and 4.2 percent of diesel fuel purchases in the TRNC were made by motorists from the south, the consumers’ report said.