Even without a readjustment by Petrobras since March 11, the average price of a liter of gasoline at gas stations ended April up 2.35% against the previous month, with an average price of R$7.495, according to data from the Ticket Log Prices (IPTL). Ethanol, a competitor of fossil fuel, has advanced 4.37% compared to March, with the liter sold on average at R$ 5.936.
“In comparison with January this year, the increase reaches 9% for gasoline and 3.1% for ethanol, according to the latest Ticket Log survey. When compared to a year ago, Brazilian drivers are already paying 31, 5% more expensive to supply with gasoline and up to 30% for ethanol”, highlights Douglas Pina, General Director of Mainstream of the Fleet and Mobility Division of Edenred Brasil, owner of Ticket Log.
In terms of regions, there was no reduction in the price of gasoline and the biggest increase in the country was registered at pumps in the Midwest (3.44%), which went from R$7,264 to R$7,514.
Even having gasoline with the most expensive average price in the entire national territory (R$ 7,584), the liter of fuel in the Northeast advanced 1.65% and was the least affected by the high variations. The stations in the South Region sell the lowest average, at R$ 7,142.
As for gasoline, no region showed a decline in the price of ethanol, but highs that reached 6.54%, as is the case of the Southeast. Even selling ethanol at the highest average price in the country (R$ 6,162), the region least affected by the increases was the North, with an increase of 1.73%. The lowest average for the liter of ethanol was recorded at pumps in the Midwest, despite the region showing the highest increase in fuel prices, 5.86%.
In the highlights by state, the Federal District recorded the largest increase in the country for gasoline (4.45%), which went from R$7,437 to R$7,768. However, the highest average price for fuel was found at gas stations in Piauí, at R$8,150. The value of gasoline closed down in Bahia and the state recorded the biggest drop in price among the others (2.58%), with the value of R$ 7,560 going to R$ 7,365. The lowest average price was found in Amapá, at R$ 6,943.
São Paulo, despite having the lowest average price in the country for a liter of ethanol, led with the highest increase for fuel (8.61%) among all states, which went from R$4,693 to R$5,097. Pará stood out with the highest average price, at R$ 6,685. No Brazilian state had a decrease in the value of ethanol.
“Ethanol had been showing price reductions since December last year. However, in March it began to register highs and the value of the liter follows in a skyrocket that already exceeds the additions of gasoline”, said Pina.
The IPTL is a fuel price index based on supplies made at 21,000 service stations accredited by Ticket Log, Edenred Brasil’s fleet management and mobility solutions brand.