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Czech fuel tax highest among EU newcomers

ČTK |
3 January 2013

Prague, Jan 2 (CTK) - Fuel tax in the Czech Republic is the highest in the 12 countries that have joined the European Union since the year 2004, according to data published by Europe's Energy Portal (EEP) yesterday.

Transportation companies and entrepreneurs have long been complaining about the size of the tax.

Czech diesel tax (VAT and excise duty) is EUR0.689 (Kc17.34) per litre, according to EEP. It is 48 percent of the total price of diesel and the ninth highest diesel tax in the European Union. The EU-27 average is EUR0.66/litre.

Czech petrol tax is EUR0.758 a litre, which is 54 percent of the overall price. The Czech Republic ranks 14th in the Union whose average is EUR0.836.

Fuel tax in EU countries (EUR/litre):

Country petrol diesel
Austria 0.714 0.624
Belgium 0.898 0.687
Britain 0.945 0.96
Bulgaria 0.574 0.539
Cyprus 0.555 0.534
Czech Republic 0.758 0.689
Denmark 0.908 0.736
Estonia 0.63 0.609
Finland 0.96 0.764
France 0.877 0.673
Germany 0.906 0.702
Greece 0.984 0.676
Hungary 0.714 0.689
Ireland 0.885 0.735
Italy 1.008 0.888
Latvia 0.637 0.559
Lithuania 0.67 0.527
Luxembourg 0.634 0.489
Malta 0.698 0.593
Netherlands 1.039 0.69
Poland 0.632 0.585
Portugal 0.911 0.644
Romania 0.606 0.569
Slovakia 0.766 0.625
Slovenia 0.739 0.592
Spain 0.663 0.564
Sweden 0.949 0.882

Source: Europe's Energy Portal

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