Fuel Prices Central African Republic

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Part of: GIZ International Fuel Price database
Also see: Central African Republic Energy Situation

Fuel Pricing Policies

Local Currency: XAF
Exchange Rate: 472.9


Last Update:

The „Agence de stabilisation et de régulation des prix des produits pétroliers“ (ASRP) is in charge of regulating fuel prices in the Central African Republic.

The CAR is the only CEMAC-Member that produces no oil. As a result, prices are much higher than in the neighboring countries, leading to smuggling and black markets in border areas. Therefore, in 2008, ASRP had installed an office in Cameroon (→App. A3). According to App. A3, 40% of the fuels imported from Cameroon into CAR have a fraudulent origin.

Fuel prices went up in CAR in 2010, as the World Bank and the IMF, who support projects in the CAR, urged the government to reduce and finally abort any subsidies on fuels (→ App. A5).

According to →App. A2, the downstream petroleum sector was liberalized in 2008. The market was opened up to more actors in order to stimulate the market.

No website of ASRP could be found in the internet.

Fuel Prices and Trends

Gasoline 95 Octane Diesel
in USD*

in Local Currency

* benchmark lines: green=US price; grey=price in Spain; red=price of Crude Oil

Fuel Price Composition

Price composition.

According to an internet news article (→ App. A5) there are subsidies in the CAR, which are consequently reduced on request by the World Bank and the IMF.

No official information about price consumption could be found.

At a Glance

Transparency of
Price Composition
Transparency of Pricing
Mechanism / Monitoring
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No official internet page of ASRP could be found.

Sources to the Public

Type of Information Web-Link / Source
Other Information http://centrafrique-presse.over-blog.com/article-hausse-des-prix-des-produits-petroliers-en-centrafrique-49690635.html (A5)
Other Information http://www.centrafriqueledefi.com/pages/economie-industrie/asrp-et-16-milliards-fcfa.html (A1)
Other Information http://www.lesafriques.com/droit-fisc-douanes/centrafrique-nationalisation-au-forceps-du-secteur-petr.html?Itemid=308 (A2)
Other Information http://fr.allafrica.com/stories/200908110790.html (A3)
Other Information http://www.acap-cf.info/Centrafrique-La-consommation-du-petrole-lampant-limitee-a-5-litres-dans-les-stations-services_a1907.html (A4)


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