Illicit Tobacco Indicator
Illicit Consumption costs governments USD 5.6 billion in 2016.
The Tax Loss associated with illicit tobacco in 2016 was estimated at USD 5.6 billion across the sixteen markets in this Report.
1 in 6 cigarettes in Asia was illicit in 2016
An estimated 16.1% of all cigarettes consumed across sixteen Asian markets were illicit in 2016. This is equivalent to around 131.2 billion illicit non-tax-paid cigarettes consumed.
Illicit Consumption, including Chop-chop, was estimated at 2.8 billion cigarettes (or cigarette equivalents) in 2016, equivalent to 13% of Total Consumption.
Illicit Tobacco News
Two Years of ABF – 400 Tonnes of Tobacco Seized.
Public support for combating black market cigarettes hits all-time high whilst public perception of its severity dips.