Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price rose to 107% in Sri Lanka in 2016

Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price (%)
Tobacco | Sri Lanka | December 27, 2018
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Price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price reached 107 % in 2016 in Sri Lanka, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 17.8 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 107 % in 2016 and an all time low of 59.1 % in 2010. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in India amounted to 36.7 %, 65.2 % in Malaysia, 47.4 % in Maldives and 11.2 % in Myanmar in 2016.

Sri Lanka has been ranked 19th 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
Bangladesh % 8.39% 9.25% 10.0% 12.3% 14.4%
Cambodia % 5.77% 6.36% 6.92% 6.99% 7.06%
China % 12.9% 19.7% 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%
India % 26.4% 27.7% 29.0% 32.9% 36.8%
Indonesia % 25.7% 27.4% 29.0% 27.2% 25.4%
Laos % 10.7% 11.5% 12.4% 14.1% 15.9%
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%
Singapore % 149% 153% 157% 162% 168%
Sri Lanka % 59.1% 60.8% 62.4% 68.3% 74.0%
Thailand % 31.5% 30.9% 30.3% 31.5% 32.6%
Vietnam % 13.1% 12.5% 11.9% 13.0% 14.1%