Analysing the trend of illicit tobacco in the Philippines from 1998 to 2018
This study provides an estimate of the size of the illicit tobacco market, comparing the survey-based adult cigarette consumption with legally sold cigarettes in the Philippines. Illicit trade estimates are contrasted with the evolution of tax changes. Findings show that although the illicit market dropped substantially, and during the same time as large tax increases were implemented, the illicit share in 2018 remains similar to the 1998 level at 16% of the total market.
Auteur ou autrice(s) : Lavares, Monica Paula, Ross, Hana, Francisco, Ariza, Doytch, Nadia
Langage : Anglais