Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price fell to 36.7% in India in 2016

Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price (%)
Tobacco | India | December 27, 2018
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Price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price reached 36.7 % in 2016 in India, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.073 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in India reached an all time high of 36.8 % in 2014 and an all time low of 26.2 % in 2008. When compared to India's main peers, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in Bangladesh amounted to 19.9 %, 23.3 % in China, 9.95 % in Pakistan and 107 % in Sri Lanka in 2016.

India has been ranked 78th within the group of 164 countries we follow in terms of price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price.

Price of Cigarettes (As % of Average U.S. Price) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Afghanistan % 3.85% 4.33% 4.78% 5.20% 5.62%
Bangladesh % 8.39% 9.25% 10.0% 12.3% 14.4%
Bhutan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
China % 12.9% 19.7% 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%
India % 26.4% 27.7% 29.0% 32.9% 36.8%
Iran % 8.04% 12.2% 16.1% 12.6% 9.15%
Japan % 60.7% 74.0% 86.5% 76.7% 67.1%
Malaysia % 54.9% 53.6% 52.4% 56.4% 60.4%
Maldives % 25.9% 33.0% 39.7% 39.7% 39.6%
Myanmar % ... ... ... ... 12.2% 11.5% 10.8%
Pakistan % 5.77% 5.77% 5.77% 6.75% 7.70%
Russia % 18.0% 20.4% 22.6% 26.4% 30.2%
Sri Lanka % 59.1% 60.8% 62.4% 68.3% 74.0%
USA % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%