Fuel supplement for national express shipments and DHL ECONOMY SELECT

"What exactly does this mean for you?"

  • The supplement is levied on the net price of the shipment - i.e. only on the basic price based on the weight. This applies for national express shipments and international DHL ECONOMY SELECT shipments.
  • Additional fees are not subject to supplements.
  • The fuel supplement varies and is recalculated once a month. As fuel costs fall, the supplement will reduce or be eliminated altogether.
  • The supplement is indicated on the invoice and is listed separately for each affected shipment.

The basis for the fuel supplement applicable in the following month is the weighted average (EURO countries) of the consumer price of diesel in the EUROLD Oil Bulletin (including taxes and duties) in the last week of the previous month. This is published in the Oil Bulletin of the European Commission, DG Energy and Transport on the Internet at http://ec.europa.eu/energy/observatory/oil/bulletin_en.htm

An example: In the last week of November 2014, the weighted average of the diesel price EG EUROLD was 1,307.17 for 1,000 litres of diesel. Consequently, the fuel supplement in January 2015 was 7.5%. (see the table entitled "Progress of the fuel supplement").

The fuel supplement is tiered in 0.5% steps and is set each month in accordance with the following table.

Diesel fuel supplement - table*

Diesel price (EUR per 1,000 l)

Based on the Oil Bulletin published by the European Commission, DG Energy and Transport

At least
But less
Supplement
EUR 0
EUR 720
0.00 %
EUR 720
EUR 760
0.50 %
EUR 760
EUR 800
1.00 %
EUR 800
EUR 840
1.50 %
EUR 840 EUR 880  2.00 %
EUR 880
EUR 920
2.50 %
EUR 920
EUR 960
3.00 %
EUR 960
EUR 1,000
3.50 %
EUR 1,000
EUR 1,040
4.00 %
EUR 1,040
EUR 1,080
4.50 %
EUR 1,080
EUR 1,120
5.00 %
EUR 1,120
EUR 1,160
5.50 %
EUR 1,160
EUR 1,200
6.00 %
EUR 1,200
EUR 1,240
6.50 %
EUR 1,240
EUR 1,280
7.00 %
EUR 1,280
EUR 1,320
7.50 %
EUR 1,320
EUR 1,360
8.00 %
EUR 1,360
EUR 1,400
8.50 %
EUR 1,400
EUR 1,440
9.00 %
EUR 1,440
EUR 1,480
9.50 %
EUR 1,480
EUR 1,520
10.00 %
EUR 1,520 EUR 1,560 10.50 %
EUR 1,560 EUR 1,600 11.00 %

Progress of the fuel supplement

Year Month Percent
2018 March 9.50 %
2018 February 9.00 %
2018 January 9.00 %
2017 December 8.75 %

We reserve the right to change the reference value of the fuel supplement and supplement table without prior notification. The level and duration of the fuel supplement will be decided upon solely by DHL.

The information published here is updated regularly.

*Valid from 2013/01/01; The following types of shipment are affected: DHL ECONOMY SELECT, DHL DOMESTIC EXPRESS 9:00, DHL DOMESTIC EXPRESS 10:00, DHL DOMESTIC EXPRESS 12:00, DHL DOMESTIC EXPRESS, DHL OFFICEPACK, DHL EXPRESS IDENT and DHL VALUEPACK.