Effective January 14th, 2013, Canada Post has adjusted the Fuel Surcharge Index down by 2%.
Effective in April of 2003, Canada Post implemented a fuel surcharge based on the average price of Regular Unleaded gasoline as measured by MJ Ervin and Associates, an independent company that monitors fuel prices in Canada. Each month thereafter, the fuel surcharge will be reviewed and adjusted as the average price changes.
Canada Post manages the largest and most intricate transportation network in Canada. As a transportation company, we are directly impacted by the recent and significant volatility in fuel prices.
To manage volatility in fuel prices, Canada Post employs a fuel surcharge which is adjusted monthly, upward or downward, as fuel prices change. To reflect recent gas prices and better reflect market changes, the fuel surcharge trigger points and the associated rates have been adjusted, and we will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary.
|Canada Average Regular Unleaded Gasoline Price (C$/Litre) *||Express Amount:||Non-Express Amount:|
|At Least||But Less Than|
Note: The fuel surcharge percentages and associated trigger points are subject to change without notice. Should fuel prices rise/fall beyond the prices noted, the table will be updated. The fuel surcharge is applied against the base shipping rate and additional weight charges. Optional charges such as Signature, COD, Insurance/Coverage, Delivery Confirmation, Oversize and Unpackaged will be excluded.
* For the four (4) week period ending four weeks prior to the first Monday of the calendar month. Example: the December 2012 surcharge amount is based on the reported period October 9th through October 30th, 2012.
1Express services†: Priority™, Xpresspost™, Xpresspost™ - USA, Xpresspost™ - International, and International Parcel - Air.
2Non-Express services†: applies to Expedited Parcel™, Expedited Parcel™ - USA, Regular Parcel™, and International Parcel - Surface, and Tracked Packet.
†Business days, between major centres. Some exceptions apply.