Fuel prices and taxes

Indicator Fact Sheet
Prod-ID: IND-114-en
Also known as: TERM 021
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Assessment made on  01 Oct 2003

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DPSIR: Driving force


Indicator codes
  • TERM 021

Policy issue:  Fair and efficient pricing across modes


Key assessment

The inflation-corrected EU average price of road fuel has decreased by about 10-15 % since the first half of the 1980s, resulting in an increase in fuel demand and GHG emissions. Petrol became about 15-20 % cheaper, diesel about 10 % more expensive, primarily due to higher diesel taxes. In rail transport, fuel taxes are much lower; inland and seaborne shipping and aviation pay no fuel tax at all.

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