REVIEW OF THE RETAIL PRICE OF JET-A1 IN THE MONTH OF MARCH 2021
Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) considered recent trends in the world petroleum products’ prices and changes in other macroeconomic fundamentals in the local market and their impact on energy prices.
JET-A1 PRICES ON THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET
The average FOB price for Jet-A1 increased in February 2021 when compared to the average FOB price obtained in the Month of January 2021 on which the ruling airfield prices were based. The Jet A-1 average FOB price increased by 12.55% from USD444.37 USD/MT to USD503.53 USD/MT.
EXCHANGE RATE MOVEMENT
Since the last price revision in February 2021, the Malawi Kwacha has depreciated against the United States Dollar and is trading at K787.85/USD from K778.84/USD, representing a loss in value by 1.16%.
RESULTANT RETAIL PRICE
MERA reviewed the combined effect of the movement of the Jet-A1 FOB prices and exchange rate of the Malawi Kwacha to the United States Dollar. It was noted that the landed cost of Jet-A1 increased by 8.83% and 9.03% for KIA and Chileka Airports, respectively. Under the Automatic Pricing Mechanism (APM), Jet-A1 qualified for a price adjustment since the change in landed cost was beyond the ±5% band. Therefore, in line with the APM principle, the MERA Board resolved to revise upwards the maximum airfield price of Jet-A1 effective 9th March 2021 as follows:
|Airport||Current Maximum Airfield Price (Kwacha per Litre)||Recommended Maximum Airfield Price (Kwacha per Litre)||% Change|
All operators are required to sell Jet-A1 at prices not exceeding the above maximum recommended retail prices.
MALAWI ENERGY REGULATORY AUTHORITY
8th March, 2021