Diesel Price Now Higher Than Petrol

For the first time in a long time in Zimbabwe, the price of diesel has overtaken that of petrol. This happened with the latest price increases announced today by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA)

Diesel is now ZWL $9.06 per litre, where petrol is ZWL $9.01.

Diesel (ZWL/Litre)Blend E20 (ZWL/Litre)
Maximum Pump Price9.067.229.017.55
New PriceOld PriceNew PriceOld Price
FOB0.60520.60020.58880.5856
Exchange Rate7.50007.50007.50007.5000
Duty (ZIMRA Exchange Rate - 9.0938)2.4883n/a2.7323n/a
Oil Company Margin0.47960.38200.47670.3996
Dealer Margin0.59300.47240.58950.4942

On Thursday, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube announced a fuel excise duty increase from 19% (petrol) and 16% (diesel) to 45% and 40%, respectively.

The new prices are in part a response to those changes too. Earlier in the month, Ncube also indicated that the government’s objective is for fuel to retail at around US $1 to match the general prices in neighbouring countries.


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