Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (93)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

93. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Finance the total number of litres of motor fuel, petrol and diesel, sold in the State in the five most recent years for which figures are available; the total amount of State revenue directly generated by these sales; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49112/12]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the number of litres of petrol and diesel that were sold in the state in the past five years is not available. However, the number of litres of petrol and diesel where Mineral Oil Tax was paid in the calendar years 2007 to 2011 is as follows:

Year

Petrol

Auto Diesel

-

Litres

Litres

2007

2,377,727,280

3,025,245,030

2008

2,310,695,880

2,959,932,690

2009

2,117,044,957

2,714,349,687

2010

1,930,179,524

2,559,664,467

2011

1,829,164,922

2,563,433,251

The revenue generated for the State from these commodities in the calendar years 2007 to 2011 in respect of Mineral Oil Tax, Carbon Tax and Value Added Tax is as follows:

Petrol

MOT

Carbon Tax

VAT (Estimated)

Total

Year

€m

€m

€m

2007

1,050.7

-

465.2

1,515.9

2008

1,046.3

-

485.9

1,532.2

2009

1,074.5

-

419.0

1,493.5

2010

981.2

65.1

438.8

1,485.1

2011

992.6

60.1

459.0

1,511.7

Auto Diesel

MOT

Carbon Tax

VAT (Estimated)

Total

Year

€m

€m

€m

€m

2007

1,076.3

- €m

57.0

1,133.3

2008

1,051.9

-

64.6

1,116.5

2009

1,060.3

-

49.4

1,109.7

2010

1,040.0

98.4

55.5

1,193.9

2011

1,078.3

97.5

62.0

1,237.8

Please note that the VAT receipts are estimated, as the VAT returns do not require the yield from a particular sector or sub-sector of trade to be identified and the actual VAT yield for each category cannot therefore be determined.