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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) 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 22.50%.

Diesel at a glance over the last 10 months

Valid for invoices as of...Surcharge (%)
10.03.2023 22.50
22.02.2023 23.50
17.01.2023 23.00
13.12.2022 26.50
11.11.2022 28.50
13.10.2022 28.00
13.09.2022 25.00
10.08.2022 26.00
13.07.2022 27.00
14.06.2022 27.50

GLS reserves the right to change the reference value of the "Diesel" without prior notice and to decide on the amount and duration of the surcharge.

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