Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price rose to 13.2% in Iraq in 2016

Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price (%)
Tobacco | Iraq | December 27, 2018
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Price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price reached 13.2 % in 2016 in Iraq, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 30.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in Iraq reached an all time high of 13.8 % in 2008 and an all time low of 6.90 % in 2014. When compared to Iraq's main peers, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in Iran amounted to 9.02 %, 38.6 % in Kuwait, 49.8 % in Saudi Arabia and 4.20 % in Syria in 2016.

Iraq has been ranked 142nd 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
Bahrain % 32.5% 38.1% 43.3% 43.0% 42.7%
Iran % 8.04% 12.2% 16.1% 12.6% 9.15%
Iraq % 11.2% 9.08% 7.08% 6.99% 6.90%
Jordan % 23.4% 24.5% 25.5% 26.3% 27.1%
Kuwait % 2.45% 20.9% 38.2% 40.4% 42.5%
Lebanon % 26.0% 28.1% 30.0% 32.4% 34.7%
Pakistan % 5.77% 5.77% 5.77% 6.75% 7.70%
Saudi Arabia % 32.7% 36.2% 39.5% 41.2% 42.9%
Syria % 11.2% 13.0% 14.7% 11.4% 8.03%
Turkey % 52.1% 56.1% 59.8% 60.6% 61.3%
Turkmenistan % 20.8% 36.9% 52.1% 58.9% 65.7%
United Arab Emirates % 33.4% 34.7% 35.9% 39.8% 43.7%
Yemen % 13.1% 16.3% 19.3% 20.1% 20.9%