Illicit Tobacco Indicator
USD 5.8 billion was lost to governments in 2017 due to illicit tobacco consumption
The Tax Loss associated with Illicit Consumption (indirect taxes) was estimated at USD 5.8 billion in 2017 across the 16 markets in this Report.
1 in 7 cigarettes consumed in Asia were illicit in 2017
Illicit Incidence was estimated at 14.6% across 16 Asian markets in 2017, equivalent to 115.9 billion cigarettes where the applicable indirect taxes were not paid.
Illicit Consumption, including Chop-chop, was estimated at 2.7 billion cigarettes, equivalent to 13.7% of Total Consumption. In volume terms, Illicit Consumption declined by 8.1% in 2017.
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Illicit Tobacco Task Force
Public support for combating black market cigarettes hits all-time high whilst public perception of its severity dips.