Fuel Prices Germany
Fuel Pricing Policies
The downstream fuel sector in Germany is liberal and privatized. At the end of 2012 a Market Transparency Agency has been initiated to monitor retail price trends in Germany and to provide these information to customers.
Taxation on fuels is very high in Germany. As any taxes in Germany, fuel taxes are not earmarked, that is, this levy does not flow directly into road or infrastructure specific funds. According to several sources, the fuel tax income is indeed much higher than the costs of the road system.
While there are private web sites monitoring the fuel prices with high effort, e.g. benzinpreis.de, there is no official internet website of the German government giving up-to-date information on actual pump prices. Also, the government does not publish indicative prices or price structures.
Europe-wide fuel price statistics can be found at http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/.
Fuel Prices and Trends
|Gasoline 95 Octane||Diesel|
|in Local Currency||
* benchmark lines: green=US price; grey=price in Spain; red=price of Crude Oil
Fuel Price Composition
Price composition for one litre of Gasoline 95 Octane as of 2010/12/01.
Source: Exxon Mobil Central Europe (→App. A1) ( http://www.exxonmobil.com/Germany-German/PA/products_fm_kraftstoff_preise_wer.aspx; in German Language)
VAT is 19% on the retailers price, therefore including the Mineral Oil Tax.
„Transport/Storage/Margins“ includes any costs of the downstream distribution of fuels and margins.
At a Glance
An official monitoring of fuel prices is missing. Indicative prices structures are missing.
Sources to the Public
|Type of Information||Web-Link / Source|
|Other Information||http://www.benzinpreis.de (Non-official web page)|
|Other Information||http://www.bmwi.de/BMWi/Redaktion/PDF/Gesetz/gesetz-zur-einrichtung-einer-markttransparenzstelle-fuer-den-grosshandel-mit-strom-und-gas,property=pdf,bereich=bmwi2012,sprache=de,rwb=true.pdf (Law on Establishment of Market Transparency Agency (German language))|
|Pump prices and margins||http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/|
|Pump prices and margins||http://www.mwv.de/index.php/daten/statistikenpreise (Information on prices by Association of the German Petroleum Industry (German language))|