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B-Cold surtaxe énergétique february 2024

Below you will find the result of the BE-Cold energy surcharge calculation (on a monthly basis) for the month of februay 2024

Portable Document Format (PDF) BVBVK energieprijstoeslag februari 2024.pdf (pdf, 175 KB)

The Belgian refrigeration federation announces a 4.14% increase in costs for 2023

Over the past year, the Belgian refrigeration and freezing sector has seen a remarkable 4.14% increase in costs, according to recent calculations by BE-Cold (formerly UPBIF.

This analysis is based on the evolution of official indices such as those of STATBel, including the consumer price index, the labour cost index and the ITLB index. The increase in costs can be attributed to the rise in wages, distribution costs and raw materials in the logistics sector, such as cardboard, plastic packaging materials and refrigeration plant maintenance.
These results, which cover the period from November 2022 to November 2023, are in line with the forecasts of the Federal Planning Bureau, which published its report on expected annual inflation for 2023 earlier this month.
It should also be noted that energy prices have almost halved since the start of the year. 

The BVBVK starts with energy surcharge

Since energy prices shot through the roof last year, the BVBVK has introduced the "energy price surcharge".

This is a calculation based on objective data, namely the Belpex prices that are published daily on the Elexys website, in order to be able to communicate transparently to customers on a monthly or quarterly basis. When average energy prices rise, a surcharge is received; when average energy prices fall, this obviously works the other way round. It is therefore comparable to the diesel surcharge.

Read more : Portable Document Format (PDF) BVBVK-UPBIF energy supplement February 2022.pdf (pdf, 153 KB)



BVBVK/UPBIF - Look behind the scenes

A federation for the cold storage industry is of paramount importance: it's a body of information that acts as interlocutor and spokesperson in collective sensitive issues affecting the future of your industry and your business.

L'Union Belge d'Entrepôts Frigorifiques is not only a central contact point: now, you receive a lot of information without looking it up yourself. In discussions with policy makers on the environmental costs and  food policy , you will find in the Belgian Cold Storage Association a staunch supporter of our industry. Got questions? L'Union Belge d'Entrepôts Frigorifiques (BVBVK/UPBIF) makes every effort to respond to you directly or via its extensive network.