South Africa: Fuel Prices Go Up
The price of petrol in South Africa is up to 81c a litre to R20.35, effective from 1 December.
That is what you will pay for 95-octane petrol in Gauteng. Unleaded 93 is 22c per litre cheaper inland.
The various taxes bundled into the petrol price comes to R6.25 per litre. For December, that represents 31% of the pump price for inland 95.
The price of petrol itself, known as the basic fuel price or BFP, is at R9.74, or 48% of the total price at the pump.
The remainder is made up of a dealer margin, now at 11.52% of the total, a further wholesale margin of 2.24%, and charges related to handling and storage.
The taxes are made up of:
1). The general fuel levy, now at 19.3% of the total price
2). The Road Accident Fund levy, now at 10.7% of the total price
3). The Demand Side levy to discourage 95-octane use inland, at 0.5%
4). And customs and excise taxes of 0.2%
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