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Net tax and GST on various items (FOI)

Net tax and GST on various items (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 17 October 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please detail the current NET Tax intakes for the Treasury for each of the following items including GST.

  • Litre of petrol
  • Litre of diesel
  • Packet of 20 cigarettes
  • Pint of beer
  • Litre of wine from the supermarket


Please see the table below for excise duty for each product. GST constitutes 4.76% of the purchase price. All figures have been rounded to the nearest pence.


Excise Duty (£)

Litre of petrol£0.64
Litre of diesel£0.64
20 king cigarettes*£8.71
Pint of beer (2.8-4.9% abv)£0.40
Litre of wine (5.5-15% abv)£2.25

*The total tobacco content in 20 king cigarettes is calculated as 12.5g.

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