Information on the Diesel surcharge

Calculating the diesel surcharge

When calculating the diesel surcharge, GLS Austria bases its calculations on an index that is determined using the “Fuel Price Monitor” published by the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ) in Austria.

Fuel Price Monitor

GLS Austria determines the index and thus the diesel surcharge for each month. The last published index value from the previous month forms the basis for calculating the surcharge for the current month.

The index from May 2005, which corresponds to a diesel surcharge of 0%, serves as the starting point for the overall calculation of the GLS diesel surcharge.

Parcel dispatch inIndex of
previous month on
Index change
to May 2005
Diesel surcharge
October 202120.09.202146.86 points5.02 %
September 202123.08.202144.26 points4.74 %
August 202129.07.202144.67 points4.79 %
July 202121.06.202140.57 points4.35 %
June 202125.05.202136.89 points3.95 %
May 202126.04.202134.70 points3.72 %
April 202122.03.202133.74 points3.61 %
March 202122.02.202129.92 points3.20 %
February 202125.01.202123.50 points2.52 %
January 202114.12.202017.08 points1.83 %
December 202023.11.202014.34 points1.54 %
November 202019.10.202011.48 points1.23 %