NEW DELHI, June 1 (Reuters) - Gasoline sales in May by Indian state fuel retailer fell 36% from a year earlier, while diesel sales dropped 31%, provisional data obtained from two industry sources on Monday showed, demonstrating a recovery in fuel demand.
In April, gasoline sales declined 61% from a year earlier and diesel sales dropped 57% from a year earlier.
State companies Indian Oil Corp, Hindustan Petroleum Corp and Bharat Petroleum own about 90% of the retail fuel outlets in the country.
The sources who provided the provisional industry data asked not to be identified citing confidentiality. (Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)