Prices of fuel, and electricity and gas will increase in the next year, in the light of the 2018 draft finance law, accountant Walid Ben Salah said in an exclusive interview with AfricanManager. “The increase is already scheduled,” he added
Walid Ben Salah explained that the financing needs for fuels, electricity and gas amount to 2,400 million dinars of which 1,500 MD will be financed by the State in the form of a subsidy while the rest (900 MD) will be paid by citizens in the form of an increase in the tariffs.
He further indicated that the 900 MD was calculated on the basis of a barrel of oil at 54 dollars, but underlined that if this rate will increase, the government will again be obliged to raise the value of these increases.
Regarding commodity prices, Ben Salah pointed out that nothing has been reported in the 2018 finance bill, but the rise is likely.