taxes are a little over 57% of the pump price of diesel. Only the Uk and Italy have higher rates.
The taxes may well bury the diesel. In the night of Monday to Tuesday, the national Assembly has adopted the budget 2019 the ministry of the Ecology, with a decision that infuriates motorists : increase in taxation on diesel of 6.5 cents per litre and on petrol by 2.9 cents from the January 1, 2019. President of the association "40 million motorists", Daniel Quero denounced on France info, a "tax hell" claiming "that a penny increase on the diesel represents $ 350 million in additional taxes in the pockets of the State."
the First fuel sold in France, the diesel fuel jumped more than 18.3 % between 1 January and 22 October 2018, compared to an increase of 12.7 % on average in the rest of the european Union. If this increase is to be attributed to the soaring price of a barrel of oil, France is undeniably one of the countries where taxes on diesel have been increasing in recent years with the main tool, the TICPE (domestic Tax on the consumption of energy products).
To calculate the pump price of a litre of diesel, three factors are to be taken into account : the price of fuel excluding tax, indirect taxes (TICPE ) and VAT. In france, all taxes included, increasing the tax on fuel in January 1, 2018 has led to a rise of 7.6 cents per litre for diesel (3,9 cents per litre for unleaded 95). In total, the weight of taxes represents 57% of the price at the pump (and up to 62% for the super unleaded 95). In the european Union, only Italy and the United Kingdom show a level of taxation higher with respectively 57,5% and 59%. In the bottom of the ranking, we find Bulgaria (44%) and Luxembourg (43%).
France is third in the ranking of the countries with the most important taxes in the price of diesel fuel.
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A boon to the petrol stations in neighbouring countries. In Germany, the price at the pump reached more than 1.42 euros per litre of diesel against 1,51 in France. Better yet, on the other side of the Pyrenees, in Spain, where the tax burden is among the lowest (46%), the price is around 1,28 per litre !
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France is too good a student of the carbon tax
in The zeal of ecological part of the government ? Currently, six countries have instituted a carbon tax (Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, France and Slovenia),but the rates are varying from one country to the other. "France wants to lead by example in the environmental field. We are already among the countries with the least polluters of the planet, writes Francis Duseux, president of the UFIP (Union française des industries pétrolières). But we will not fulfill the ecological transition in the quinquennium, it is necessary to give time for users to adapt. The direct consequence of this taxation is likely to be the loss of purchasing power for consumers." A very bad message at the same time as the French employees discovered the benefits of the removal of social security contributions on their payslip.