Top 10 African Countries with Highest Fuel Prices in 2023

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The global fuel market has experienced fluctuations, impacting economies, industries, and consumers worldwide. African economies also struggle with the consequences of rising fuel costs, affecting transportation, social welfare, economic growth, and inflation. Managing increasing fuel prices poses a complex challenge, requiring careful analysis and innovative solutions for sustainable growth in African nations.

Recent reports indicate discontent in several African countries due to high fuel costs, leading to protests in places like Kenya. Nigeria recently ended its costly fuel subsidy program as a response to the impact of high gasoline prices.

While some African countries sell fuel below the global average price of $1.33 per liter, these developing economies may not be resilient enough to withstand the economic ripple effect, making the average price a considerable burden.

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Additionally, ten African countries, including the Central Africa Republic, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Mauritius, Morocco, Cape Verde, Mali, and Burkina Faso, sell petroleum at prices higher than the world average. Thirteen African nations sell fuel at or above the global average price.

Below is the list of the top 10 African countries with the highest fuel prices, according to GlobalPetrolPrices.com, a platform that provides daily updates on fuel prices worldwide:

Rank Country Fuel Price ($)/liter Global Rank
1. Central Africa Republic $1.841 27th
2. Malawi $1.659 41st
3. Senegal $1.657 44th
4. Zimbabwe $1.570 49th
5. Seychelles $1.547 51st
6. Mauritius $1.527 53rd
7. Morocco $1.521 55th
8. Cape Verde $1.461 60th
9. Mali $1.449 61st
10. Burkina Faso $1.423 66th

These countries face significant challenges in managing their fuel prices and mitigating their impact on various sectors of their economies. As African nations seek economic stability and growth, addressing the issue of rising fuel prices becomes a critical priority.

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