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Highway Statistics 2009

Motor Fuel Tax Rates for Selected Countries 1/

September 2010
Table IN-1

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(Cents per Gallon)

Country Gasoline Diesel
Belgium 455 283
France 443 328
Germany 471 354
Italy 425 334
Japan 254 161
Netherlands 518 334
United Kingdom 338 298
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. Data shown as of March 2010.

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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