Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price rose to 62.5% in South Korea in 2016

Price of Cigarettes as % of Average U.S. Price (%)
Tobacco | South Korea | December 27, 2018
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Price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price reached 62.5 % in 2016 in South Korea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 22.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in South Korea reached an all time high of 62.5 % in 2016 and an all time low of 36.4 % in 2012. When compared to South Korea's main peers, price of cigarettes as a percentage of average U.S. price in China amounted to 23.3 %, 31.1 % in Dem. People's Republic of Korea, 65.8 % in Japan and 14.2 % in Vietnam in 2016.

South Korea has been ranked 44th 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
Cambodia % 5.77% 6.36% 6.92% 6.99% 7.06%
China % 12.9% 19.7% 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%
Dem. People's Republic of Korea % ... ... ... ... ... 32.3%
India % 26.4% 27.7% 29.0% 32.9% 36.8%
Japan % 60.7% 74.0% 86.5% 76.7% 67.1%
Laos % 10.7% 11.5% 12.4% 14.1% 15.9%
Russia % 18.0% 20.4% 22.6% 26.4% 30.2%
South Korea % 36.9% 36.6% 36.4% 37.7% 39.0%
Thailand % 31.5% 30.9% 30.3% 31.5% 32.6%
USA % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Vietnam % 13.1% 12.5% 11.9% 13.0% 14.1%