Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price fell to 170% in United Kingdom in 2016

Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price (%)
Tobacco | United Kingdom | December 27, 2018
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Price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price reached 170 % in 2016 in United Kingdom, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 8.85 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in United Kingdom reached an all time high of 259 % in 1997 and an all time low of 170 % in 2012. When compared to United Kingdom's main peers, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in Belgium amounted to 109 %, 121 % in France, 104 % in Germany and 187 % in Ireland in 2016.

United Kingdom has been ranked 5th within the group of 164 countries we follow in terms of price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Price of Cigarettes (As % of Average U.S. Price) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria % 91.1% 91.3% 91.6% 98.5% 105%
Belgium % 110% 109% 107% 116% 124%
Canada % 147% 144% 140% 138% 136%
France % 128% 127% 126% 138% 150%
Germany % 113% 110% 107% 112% 117%
Iceland % 131% 133% 136% 153% 170%
Ireland % 195% 190% 185% 196% 206%
Italy % 84.3% 93.2% 102% 105% 107%
Luxembourg % 83.7% 88.8% 93.6% 101% 107%
Netherlands % 115% 115% 116% 126% 136%
Poland % 45.3% 51.3% 57.0% 64.0% 70.8%
Spain % 77.4% 84.7% 91.6% 97.4% 103%
United Kingdom % 171% 171% 170% 187% 204%