Singapore

Update May 2013

Tax

Total tax rate as a % of Retail Price: 69%
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Impact on Revenue

Government revenue from tobacco tax 2005 – 2011 (figures in USD)*
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*Country customs department and Ministry of Finance Data 2010-2012

Price

Cigarette Price (2012)
Most popular foreign brand is Marlboro costs 9.31 USD per pack 

Singapore has done a good job at reducing daily smoking prevalence among adult by increasing 300% in cigarette prices, averaging a 4% increase in price each year.

Up to March 2003, excise duty on cigarettes was by weight per kilogram of tobacco. From July 2003, excise duty on cigarettes was revised to a unit-based (per stick) system. This change to a unit-based system was in response to the emergence in 2000 of low-priced cigarettes that had less tobacco content and less weight per cigarette and which, due to their price, were attracting young people to smoke and encouraging smokers to smoke more, as evidenced in a shift in consumer behavior pattern (sales of low-priced cigarettes increased from 6% in 2000 to 25% in (2003).

Excise taxes on cigarettes, 1972-2012
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Overall, with its general tobacco control strategy, Singapore has done a good job at reducing daily smoking prevalence among adults aged 18 years and older: from 18.3% in 1992 to 15.2% in 1998 to 12.6% in 2004. This reduction correlates well with the 300% increase in cigarette prices, averaging a 4% increase in price each year, and resulting in a 57% decrease in per capita cigarette consumption from 1987 to 2005.

Real retail price vs. per capita cigarette consumption, 1987-2005
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Source:

 

ASEAN Tobacco Tax Report Card

ASEAN tax report