December 10, 2011

Japanese customers pay high tax component on gasoline compared to other countries according to OECD petrol prices

OECD Petrol Prices

(All prices in cents per litre)

Britain      84.6 cents = price less tax, 123.7 cents = tax component
Japan       101.6 cents = price less tax, 72.7 cents = tax component
Australia   93.7 cents = price less tax, 51.3 cents = tax component
USA        85 cents = price less tax, 12.3 cents = tax component

Source: ACCC

From: Among the cheapest, but country pays more by Lanai Vasek
The Australian Newspaper,
Friday December 9, 2011, page 5

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