Diesel price per liter in selected countries - December 2019

In December 2019, the diesel price per liter in the United States stood at 0.807 U.S. dollars per liter. In the United Kingdom in the same month, the price stood at 1.704 U.S. dollars per liter. This data concerns the price of automotive diesel (for non-commercial use) per liter in selected countries. The prices concern (non-commercial use) unleaded premium (95 RON) automotive diesel for France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and regular unleaded diesel for Canada, Japan, and the United States.

Diesel price fluctuations

Between Spain, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, the U.S. and Canada, there is a lack of consistency in the monthly change in the price of automotive diesel. Spain’s prices increased 5.1 percent between December 2019 and December 2018. Canada’s prices also increased, around 5.2 percent.

Diesel fuel in the United States

The monthly retail price of diesel fuel in the U.S. has had slight fluctuations since March 2018. In July 2018, one gallon of fuel got 3.23 U.S. dollars. In December 2019, the price decreased to 3.06 U.S. dollars, however this pattern remains inconsistent. Crude oil accounts for, on average, about 40 to 50 percent of the share of the total cost of diesel in the U.S. Texas sold the highest volume of diesel and alternative fuel of any state in 2018. That year, they sold about 5.91 billion gallons of diesel.

Average automotive diesel price per liter in selected countries in December 2019 (in U.S. dollars)*

Price per liter in U.S. dollars
United Kingdom1.7
United States0.81
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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

December 2019

Supplementary notes

* Automotive diesel for non-commercial use.
Average end-use total prices in U.S. dollars.

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