Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price rose to 239% in New Zealand in 2016

Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price (%)
Tobacco | New Zealand | December 27, 2018
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Price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price reached 239 % in 2016 in New Zealand, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.52 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in New Zealand reached an all time high of 239 % in 2016 and an all time low of 126 % in 2008. When compared to New Zealand's main peers, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in Australia amounted to 246 %, 25.7 % in Indonesia, 65.2 % in Malaysia and 13.4 % in Philippines in 2016.

New Zealand has been ranked 2nd 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
Australia % 188% 213% 236% 246% 255%
Cambodia % 5.77% 6.36% 6.92% 6.99% 7.06%
China % 12.9% 19.7% 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%
Indonesia % 25.7% 27.4% 29.0% 27.2% 25.4%
Malaysia % 54.9% 53.6% 52.4% 56.4% 60.4%
New Zealand % 127% 161% 193% 212% 232%
Papua New Guinea % 87.4% 102% 119% 112% 105%
Philippines % 5.24% 5.60% 5.93% 7.97% 9.95%
Singapore % 149% 153% 157% 162% 168%
Taiwan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Thailand % 31.5% 30.9% 30.3% 31.5% 32.6%
Vietnam % 13.1% 12.5% 11.9% 13.0% 14.1%