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See how much drivers pay in tax when buy petrol or diesel in France

Price at the pump in France is rising but nearly half of the amount paid is tax

Fuel prices from TotalEnergies are currently capped at €1.99 but a large part of this is the domestic tax on energy Pic: Pakpanat / Shutterstock

Fuel prices in France are rising with many locations reaching the TotalEnergies limit of €1.99 per litre.

The cost of the fuel - whether petrol or diesel - itself only comprises 39% of the price paid at the pump, with an added 11.5% for distribution costs.

The other 49.5% are VAT (around 10% of total price), TICPE – a domestic tax on energy consumption (around 32.5%) – and its associated VAT (around 7%).

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Pic: Visactu

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