The surcharge for diesel is variable and is calculated monthly based on the price index of the Federal Statistical Office.
GLS charges an index-oriented surcharge (%) "Diesel" because of the fluctuation of the crude oil prices which has a significant impact on the transport costs.
When calculating the percentage, GLS uses the "Diesel" motorist price index from the "Verbraucherpreisindex für Deutschland" (Consumer Price Index for Germany, Fachserie 17, Reihe 7) published each month by the Federal Statistical Office.
Once the index is published, GLS determines the current percentage. As of that point in time this surcharge will be used for the invoices and will be disclosed separately and transparently.
The current percentage is 18.0 %.
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