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Top 10 African countries with the highest fuel prices in May 2024

In several African countries, the cost of fuel has gone up in recent months. Fuel prices in Africa must be regulated since they have a significant economic impact on many African countries. Energy costs directly empower businesses and their customers, therefore the cheaper the better. On the flip side the more expensive the more detrimental.

Top 10 African countries with the highest fuel prices in May 2024
  • Business Insider Africa presents the top 10 African countries with the highest fuel prices in May 2024.
  • This list is courtesy of GlobalPetrolPrices.
  • GlobalPetrolPrices.com last updated the list on the 27th of May 2024.
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The immediate consequence of rising petroleum prices quickly is the hike in transportation costs, which in turn affects the prices of goods and services. Consequently, this increase can lead to inflation as businesses transfer their higher operating expenses to consumers.

Industries heavily dependent on transportation, such as manufacturing, logistics, and agriculture, are very prone to increased operating costs, once the price of fuel goes up.

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This can lead to reduced profit margins, potential employee layoffs, and higher prices for their products. In the end, rising fuel costs can hinder economic growth by reducing consumer spending, limiting investment, and restricting productivity.

Since energy is a critical input across numerous sectors, from transportation to agriculture, fluctuations in fuel costs can create a ripple effect throughout an economy impacting individuals, businesses, and governments alike.

With that stated, here are the 10 African countries with the highest fuel prices in May 2024. This list is courtesy of GlobalPetrolPrices.com and was last updated on May 27, 2024.

The global average price for fuel is presently 1.35 US dollars per liter, as opposed to 1.34 US dollars per liter last month.

Rank Country Fuel price Global rank
1. Central Africa Republic $1.826 27th
2. Senegal $1.642 45th
3. Seychelles $1.635 46th
4. Zimbabwe $1.580 49th
5. Sierra Leone $1.524 53rd
6. Cape Verde $1.520 54th
7. Burundi $1.510 55th
8. Morocco $1.472 61st
9. Kenya $1.469 63rd
10. Malawi $1.460 65th

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