Fuel Prices Uganda

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Part of: GIZ International Fuel Price database
Also see: Uganda Energy Situation

Fuel Pricing Policies

Local Currency: UGX
Exchange Rate: 2254.5


Last Update:

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is supervisor for the whole petroleum sector, including the downstream sector which is privatized and liberal in Uganda. Fuel prices are deregulated. The main licensed oil companies are Shell, Total, CALTEX and EMPEX, which had a 73% share of the downstream market in 2008. The government tries to motivate more companies to enter this market to improve competitiveness and lower prices.

The Ministry publishs annual reports covering fuel issues in the chapter "Petroleum Supply and Distribution (Downstream)" (http://www.energyandminerals.go.ug/uploads/reports/JSR_REPORT.pdf). Information about the price composition (taxation/subsidies/import prices) are missing.

Uganda is very dependent on fuels imported via Kenya. Uganda is often facing fuel shortages due to supply logistics problems, leading to very high fuel prices and black markets (→Annex A1).

"Pricing policy: Fuel prices are deregulated.

Information: Uganda Bureau of Statistics posts detailed data on price surveys every month, although no information is available by company or filling station."

(Source: Kojima, Masami. (2013, forthcoming). “Petroleum product pricing and complementary policies:Experience of 65 developing countries since 2009.” Washington DC: World Bank.)

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 the annual report for 2012 of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development import duties of 820 and 530 shillings per liter for petrol and diesel respectivel apply (http://www.energyandminerals.go.ug/uploads/reports/JSR_REPORT.pdf).

At a Glance

Transparency of
Price Composition
Transparency of Pricing
Mechanism / Monitoring
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Only partial and out-dated information could be found on the ministries website. Monitoring of pump prices is missing.

Sources to the Public

Type of Information Web-Link / Source
Other Information http://www.energyandminerals.go.ug/


Please find more information on GIZ International Fuel Price Database and http://www.giz.de/fuelprices

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