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Top 10 African countries with the highest fuel prices in November

It is virtually impossible to overstate the significance of low fuel prices in today's fast-paced economy. Affordably priced fuel is essential for the growth and development of any region, Africa included. This is why governments across the globe prioritize the regulation of energy costs. However, some regions still struggle with high fuel costs.

Top 10 African countries with the highest fuel prices in November
  • Business Insider Africa presents the top 10 African countries with the highest fuel prices in November.
  • This list is courtesy of Global Petrol Prices. 
  • A number of African countries have struggled with rising petrol prices in 2023. 

The strain placed on transportation networks is one of the most obvious and apparent impacts of high fuel prices. A higher petrol price raises operating expenses for consumers and companies alike, from everyday commutes to commodities transportation.

As a result, prices for consumer goods and services typically rise, making it more difficult for residents to maintain their quality of life.

Additionally, industries reliant on energy, such as manufacturing face a significant blow when fuel costs are elevated. The increased cost of production and transportation can hinder the competitiveness of local industries in the global market, and as such place make the lives of citizens very inconvenient.

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Unfortunately, this is the reality of several African regions currently dealing with high fuel costs. While some of the said economies still function optimally regardless of the high fuel price, others are not as fortunate.

High fuel costs in regions like Kenya have impacted the economy to the point where Kenyans at some point had to cross to Tanzania to access cheaper fuels.

While the Kenyan economy is strong enough to absorb the shock, there is no denying how much smoother day-to-day productivity can be in the country if fuel prices are significantly lower.

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Kenya is hardly the only African nation dealing with high fuel costs, some other African nations also share this problem, and below are ten of the hardest hits.

The list below is based on the real-time available on GlobalPetrolPrices’ platform.

Rank Country Fuel price (liter/$) Global Rank
1. Central African Republic $1.832 26th
2. Senegal $1.646 44th
3. Burundi $1.595 48th
4. Seychelles $1.573 51st
5. Mauritius $1.566 53rd
6. Zimbabwe $1.560 55th
7. Morocco $1.530 56th
8. Sierra Leone $1.524 57th
9. Malawi $1.502 60th
10. Rwanda $1.465 64th

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