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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  • Research and Dissemination Workshop

    25 03 2019
    Research and Dissemination Workshop was organized by Institute of Economic Sciences and University Illinois at Chicago. The aim of the workshop was to inform participants how to write an accessible and clear policy report and policy brief for policy. Also, the aim was to prepare key messages for policy documents as well as for social media for advocacy groups, journals etc. Participants of the Workshop were all project team members.
  • Webinar Tobacco Demand Elasticity – Two Part Model Using Household Expenditure Data

    28 02 2019
    On February 28th, 2019 prof Rijo John, speaker, held a webinar about methodology for estimating tobacco price elasticity using Two- Part Model on HES data. The webinar was related to research topic- Estimatimating Elasticities on extensive margin. Webinar was organized for all project team partners.
  • Conference “Economics of Tobacco Taxation” held in Belgrade

    11 12 2018
    More than fifty researchers and tobacco taxation experts from the region and beyond took participation in this event.