Sunday, 28 October 2018

Croatian Petrol Price Differences Enable Major Savings

Petrol prices have been the lowest at my petrol station for the last two years. Instead of making more money, I have lowered my margins to make life easier for others,” said Nikola Biškić, the owner of the Cro Diesel company. He has a petrol station in Ježdovec near Zagreb where a litre of Eurosuper costs 10.01 kuna, reports on October 28, 2018.

“Gas for cars which use that fuel is 60 lipa cheaper than elsewhere, and my profit is about 60 lipa. On diesel, I earn between 45 to 48 lipa, and on petrol about 40 lipa. I am a salesman, a director and a fuel tank driver. I bring the fuel myself from the EU,” said Biškić, explaining how it was possible that a litre of Eurosuper petrol could cost 10.01 kuna.

That is 49 lipa cheaper than at the Crodux station in Stupnik, just two to three kilometres away. On a 45-litre fuel tank, the price difference is as much as 22.05 kuna. For this money, you can buy a whole chicken if there is a special offer in the supermarket, enough for two lunches for a couple of pensioners.

The Croatian Competition Agency analysed the oil derivatives market and determined the structure of the retail price of Eurosuper 95. According to data, the purchase price represents between 30 and 35 percent of the amount end customers pay at the gas station. Excises represent between 35 and 40 percent, the VAT is 20 percent, while the margin is between 5 and 10 percent of the retail price.

The state takes about 60 percent of each litre of fuel, which is 6.05 kuna on average. A large part of the excise tax goes to Croatian Roads and Croatian Motorways public companies. When buying petrol, you also finance Croatian Railways, which often transport passengers by buses.

The petrol retailers get between half a kuna and a kuna per litre. They are the ones determining the end prices.

When it comes to Eurodiesel, the difference is 47 lipa. The cheapest is again Cro Diesel (9.98 kuna), while the most expensive one is Lukoil (10.45 kuna).

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Few Drivers Stop to Protest Against High Fuel Prices

ZAGREB, June 16, 2018 – Some drivers across Croatia on Friday afternoon stopped traffic in protest against high fuel prices, thus joining in a campaign to stop fuel price growth and warn about high fuel excise taxes.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Protest Against High Fuel Taxes Planned for 15 June

Without the VAT on excise duties, a litre of fuel would cost around 9 kuna.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Government Monitoring Fuel Price Increase

ZAGREB, May 15, 2018 - Finance Minister Zdravko Marić said on Tuesday the government was following the rise of fuel prices and working on a comprehensive tax package, of which excises are an integral part.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Bad News for Croats Buying Cigarettes and Fuel in Bosnia

For many Croats who shop in the neighbouring country, the price difference could decrease somewhat.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Petrol Prices Not to Exceed 10.50 Kuna This Year

Croatian Chamber of Economy forecasts movements of petrol prices in 2017.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Croats Flock to Bosnia to Buy Fuel

People can save as much as 120 kuna on just one average tank of fuel.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Higher Fuel Prices Bring Major Problems for Professional Truckers

With the latest OPEC decision, prices at Croatia’s fuel stations will increase.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Fuel Prices Fall Once Again in Croatia