Electricity and fuel had been considerably cheaper within the first quarter than in earlier years | EUROtoday

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DThe costs for electrical energy and fuel for brand new clients have continued to fall. In the primary quarter they had been considerably beneath the extent from the earlier 12 months and in addition noticeably beneath that of 2022, as proven by an evaluation by the comparability portal Check24. Gas costs particularly have continued to fall for the reason that starting of the 12 months.

According to Check24, a mannequin family with a relatively excessive annual consumption of 20,000 kilowatt hours pays a median of two,117 euros when concluding a fuel contract within the first quarter of 2024. In the primary three months of 2023 this worth was 3,070 euros and in 2022 it was 2,940 euros. “The prices for new customers are cheaper than they have been for a long time,” summarizes Steffen Suttner from CHECK24.

Things have been going downhill for a number of months

Gas costs rose sharply in March 2022 after the Russian assault on Ukraine. But that they had already steadily elevated considerably within the earlier months. Things have been taking place once more for a number of months now. The common worth calculated by Check24 for a brand new contract for the mannequin family has fallen additional by 6 p.c for the reason that starting of the 12 months. However, from April 1st, the VAT on fuel might be raised once more to 19 p.c.

The improvement with electrical energy is analogous. A mannequin family with an annual consumption of 5,000 kilowatt hours can pay a median of 1,823 euros when the contract is signed within the first quarter. According to Check24, 2,174 euros had been incurred for the primary quarter of 2023, and in 2022 it was 2,094 euros. And right here too, costs have continued to fall for the reason that starting of the 12 months, albeit solely barely by 2 p.c.