Proportion of tax in energy prices, EU-15, EU-25 for transport
Latest data are for 2006 for gasoline and diesel in EU-25 and for 2007 for electricity and gas in EU-15. Value Added Tax (VAT) is excluded from industry fuel taxes. Taxes are those applicable in January of each year in each Member State and have been weighted by national energy consumption to calculate average values for the EU-15. Eurostat collects price data on gas and electricity for different consumer categories (see metadata) and presents these in three forms: 1) prices without taxes, 2) prices without VAT and 3) prices with all taxes included. The tax component of energy prices for households is calculated by subtracting prices without taxes from prices including all taxes. For industry, it is calculated by subtracting prices without taxes from prices without VAT (as industry can reclaim VAT paid on energy prices). Data for transport fuels is provided by DG TREN in a similar form and the same calculations as for households are applied.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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