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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