LEINSTER RECORDS HIGHEST INCREASE IN DIESEL PRICE AS NATIONAL PRICE HITS 61 CENT PER LITRE – IFA

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LEINSTER RECORDS HIGHEST INCREASE IN DIESEL PRICE AS NATIONAL PRICE HITS 61 CENT PER LITRE - IFA
02 Jun 2016

LEINSTER RECORDS HIGHEST INCREASE IN DIESEL PRICE AS NATIONAL PRICE HITS 61 CENT PER LITRE – IFA

Environment & Rural Affairs, Inputs

IFA’s Inputs Project Team Chairman John Coughlan has challenged fuel suppliers to review their existing pricing structure, with IFA’s most recent fuel price survey showing a substantial increase in fuel prices across the country.

Commenting on the latest quarterly fuel price survey John Coughlan said, “The 20% fall in fuel prices reported in the previous survey has been completely wiped out, with agricultural diesel now costing on average 61.47 cent per litre. Diesel prices in Leinster rose by 25% this quarter to an average of 62.47 cent per litre and farmers in Longford are paying 64 cent per litre.

The average diesel price increase in the other provinces ranged from 14% in Connacht to 18% in Munster and Ulster. Farmers in counties including Limerick, Clare, Waterford Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo are all now paying more than 60 cent per litre for agricultural diesel.

At this time of falling farm incomes, farmers must now more than ever challenge suppliers to explain the huge variation in fuel prices and question if excessive price taking is occurring, John Coughlan urged.

The quarterly fuel price survey is also reporting an 11% increase in car diesel price, with farmers now paying an average price of 113.64 cent per litre; and an increase in the price of kerosene this quarter by 19% to 55.94 cent per litre.

Full details of this and more IFA input cost surveys are available on the IFA’s iFarm app by clicking on the “Input prices” section.

Survey results

All prices are quoted include VAT.

Region  Prices (c/litre) Agricultural Diesel Car Diesel Kerosene
Leinster 62.47 113.83 54.54
Carlow 57 110.8 52
Dublin 59.25 112.91 47.6
Kildare 59 114.9 52.5
Kilkenny 59 115 54
Laois 61 118 56
Longford 64 113.4 58
Louth 59 110 53
Meath 62 114 54.3
Offaly 59.9 114.9 53.9
Westmeath 60.83 114.7 56.07
Wexford 59.6 110.9 53.5
Wicklow 60 116.9 52.5
Munster 59.82 113.5 57.5
Clare 61 112.9 56
Limerick 61 115 58
Tipperary North 59.9 113 58
Tipperary South 60 113.9 57
Waterford 66.5 119.9 62.5
Cork North 58 109 55
Cork Central 57 109 56
Cork West 59 111.95 54
Kerry 56 112 56
Ulster (part) 59.52 113.06 53.28
Donegal 59.5 113 54.5
Cavan 58.9 111.8 52
Monaghan 60.16 114.39 53.35
Connacht 61.95 113.65 57.94
Galway 61 111.9 59
Leitrim 64 115.95 57
Mayo 54.5 110.9 52.5
Roscommon 62 113.67 58.75
Sligo 64 113.5 55.9
National Average 61.47 113.64 55.94

 

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