GCC Illicit Tobacco Indicator 2017
New analysis from Oxford Economics show that incidence of illicit tobacco across four GCC markets (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Oman) has increased in recent years - having been just 1.2% of Total Consumption in 2016, the Illicit Incidence rose to 1.6% of Total Consumption in 2017 and to 5.3% in the first half of 2018.
This Report establishes estimates of consumption of illicit cigarettes and the impact this has on tobacco tax revenue using a methodology established in our work on the same issue in Asian markets.
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