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Fuel price decrease welcomed

The Chamber of Commerce says a drop in the petrol price will be good for businesses.

Petrol pump. Picture: Michelle Lubbe/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Town Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the latest fuel price decrease will bring much needed relief to businesses.

The Department of Energy has announced a petrol price drop of between 19 and 20 cents a litre, depending on the grade.

Diesel will decrease by 2 cents a litre.

The chamber's Viola Manuel says that in general, this will be good for businesses.

"It's a very difficult time in the economy to run a business so we are relieved to hear of the announcement about the decrease in the petrol price. We're anticipating a boost in economic activity."