Composition of the retail prices of a litre of unleaded 95 octane petrol and 50 ppm diesel fuel inland from 03/07/2019 – 06/08/2019:
|Petrol 95 ULP (c/l)||Diesel 50 ppm (c/l)|
|Zone differential in Gauteng||57.400||57.400|
|IP tracer dye levy||0.000||0.010|
|General fuel levy||361.000||347.000|
|Customs and excise duty||4.000||4.000|
|Road Accident Fund levy||198.000||198.000|
|Petroleum products levy||0.330||0.330|
|Demand side management levy||10.000||0.000|
|Equalisation Fund levy||0.000||0.000|
|Contribution to the basic fuel Price||677.790||734.030|
|Retail price||1 581.00|
|Wholesale price||1 451.900*|
*The retail selling price of diesel fuel is not controlled.
The price of fuel in South Africa is adjusted monthly based on a number of factors, mainly international petroleum prices and the Rand/US dollar exchange rate.
The Basic Fuel Price (BFP) is calculated based on costs associated with shipping petroleum products to South Africa from the Mediterranean region, Arab Gulf and Singapore. According to the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA or SA), these costs include insurance, storage and wharfage (the cost of harbour facilities when off-loading petroleum products into storage).
Other costs associated with the fuel price include transport costs (from harbour to inland areas), customs and excise duties, retail margins paid to fuel station owners, and secondary storage costs.