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Highway Statistics 2008

Motor Fuel Tax Rates for Selected Countries 1/

December 2009
Table IN-1

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(Cents per Gallon)

Country Gasoline Diesel
Belgium 469 293
France 456 336
Germany 485 363
Italy 436 342
Japan 268 166
Netherlands 518 325
United Kingdom 436 437
United States 2/ 39 46

1/ Source for foreign rates is data collected by the U.S. Department of Energy from various sources. Rates were converted to U.S. currency using current exchange rates.

2/ Includes the weighted average of State taxes as shown on table MF-121T, plus the Federal tax.

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Updated: 01/03/2012

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