tobacco market
tobacco demand elasticity
tobacco tax europe

Elasticity of Tobacco Products

Estimated price elasticities for selected SEE countries vary from 0.44 in Croatia up to 0.83 in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which means that increase in prices of cigarettes for 10% per pack will lead to decrease in consumption of cigarettes by 4.4%-8.3%

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Tobacco Market

The total annual number of cigarettes produced in selected SEE countries increased from 36,100 million sticks in 2013 to 52,000 million sticks in 2017, while raw tobacco yields have decreased from 50,300 t to 42,500 t indicating rapid growth of its imports to satisfy growing needs of the industry

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Tobacco Taxation and Pricing

The total excise tax per cigarette pack, among selected SEE non-EU countries, varies from 0.79€ in Macedonia up to 1.55€ in Bosnia-Hercegovina, while the EU Directive 2011/64/EU requires it to be at least 1.9€

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  • Applied Stata Course

    28 06 2018
    Workshop „Applied Stata Course- Deaton’s Model of Price Elasticity Estimation using Household Budget Survey Data“ was held at the Institute of Economic Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia during 27 th and 28 th of June 2018. This Workshop is realized in cooperation with University Illinois in Chicago within research activities on international scientific project „Accelerating Progress on Effective Tobacco Tax Policies in Low and MIddle Income Countries“.
  • Tobacco Demand Elasticity Workshop (Micro and Macro Approach)

    10 05 2018
    Tobacco Demand Elasticity Workshop (Micro and Macro Approach) was organized by Institute of Economic Sciences and University Illinois at Chicago. The speakers were prof Frank J Chaloupka, PhD Violeta Vulović and PhD Hana Ross. The aim of the workshop was to present methodology for estimating the tobacco price and income elasticity using two approaches – macro and micro.
  • Kick off Meeting

    26 02 2018
    The Kick off meeting was held on February 26th in Belgrade. Two team members of each national project teams participated in this meeting, beside representatives from UIC and Institute of Economic Sciences.