Laos

Illicit Consumption declined for the second consecutive year in 2017, falling to 9.6% of Total Consumption.
Laos
Illicit Trade Volume (Bn)
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Illicit trade Incidence (%)
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Tax Loss (LAK Bn)
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Composition of Cigarette Consumption

3Bn Cigarettes
  • Cigarettes
    Bn
  • Legal Domestic Consumption (LDC)
    2.6
  • Non-Domestic Legal (NDL)
    0.1
  • Non-Domestic Illicit
    0.3
Total Cigarette Consumption
3Bn
Total Illicit Consumption
0.3Bn

Estimated Excise Tax Loss

LAK 34.3 Bn
  • LAK
    Bn
    USD Mn
  • Lost excise revenue
    16.2 1.9
  • Lost VAT revenue
    18.1 2.2
Actual revenue from excise duties on tobacco
LAK 152.3 Bn
Estimated Tax Loss From Illicit Consumption
LAK 34.3 Bn

Laos

  • Illicit Consumption fell by 13.1% to 285 million cigarettes in 2017. After rising sharply in 2015, Illicit Consumption returned to levels comparable with 2013 and 2014.

  • Total Consumption was broadly stable in 2017, as rising Legal Domestic Sales offset the decline in Illicit Consumption.

  • The estimated Tax Loss from Illicit Consumption was LAK 34.3 billion (USD 4.1 million) in 2017.‚Äč

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