Press Statement - Reduction in Excise Duty

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon. P.A. Chinamasa, MP has in terms of section 225 of the Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 23:02], reduced Excise Duty on fuel with effect from 23 January 2018.


The reduction in Excise Duty on petrol, diesel and paraffin is as follows:


Description of Goods Previous Rate of Duty New Rate of Duty Reduction
Petrol US$0.45/L US$0.385/L US$0.065/L
Diesel US$0.40/L US$0.33/L US$0.07/L
Paraffin US$0.40/L US$0.33/L US$0.07/L


The reduction in Excise Duty will have the impact of reducing fuel prices. This will also have the effect of reducing the impact of fuel costs in the economy’s overall production cost structures across all sectors.


W.L. Manungo

Secretary for Finance and Economic Development


22 January 2018

Ministry Financials


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