Illicit Trade of Tobacco in Australia – important note

Please find attached to this link the latest Deloitte report on illicit tobacco in Australia commissioned by British American Tobacco Australia, Philip Morris Ltd and Imperial Tobacco Australia. The report was released on May 3rd.

In summary the report found:

  • The illicit tobacco market in Australia for 2011 is estimated to total 2.264 million kilograms of tobacco which is equivalent to 13.4% of the estimated legal tobacco market.
  • Based on the estimate of illicit tobacco consumed in 2011, the total equivalent tobacco excise revenue forgone was close to $1 billion.
  • Although the overall size of the illegal tobacco market has dropped slightly lower than the previous report, in the last year there appears to have been a structural change in the illicit tobacco market with survey respondents reporting a marked change from purchasing unbranded tobacco to purchasing counterfeit and contraband tobacco.
  • Download the Illicit trade of tobaccoin Australia: Report for 2011

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