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National retail diesel prices [US $ cents /litre] 2012

In the last decade, the global and African economies have been marked by a high volatility in the prices of diesel. Higher diesel prices impact not only the electricity generation costs but also the prices of all other goods that rely on diesel as an intermediate input. Food –on which poor people in low-income developing countries spend a disproportionately high share of their total household expenditures– is the most significantly impacted. This layer shows the national retail diesel prices [US $ cents /litre] in African countries in a context of high fuel prices. The 2012 prices were selected to represent high diesel prices. The 2012 layer (high fuel prices) can be compared with the 2016 layer (low fuel prices -, not only in terms of the actual retail prices, but also taking account of per capita incomes and truck revenues, also in terms of affordability.

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Szabó, S., Pinedo Pascua, I., Puig, D. et al. Mapping of affordability levels for photovoltaic-based electricity generation in the solar belt of sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and South Asia. Sci Rep 11, 3226 (2021).



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