Illicit cigarette consumption declines in eastern EU states – bne IntelliNews

Illicit cigarette consumption declines in eastern EU states – bne IntelliNews

Consumption of illicit cigarettes declined across most of the new EU member states from Central and Southeast Europe last year, in line with the overall trend across the bloc, says KPMG’s latest annual report on the issue published on June 18. 

Across the EU, the UK, Norway and Switzerland, a total of 38.9bn illicit cigarettes — counting both counterfeit and contraband (C&C) — were consumed in 2019, 7.9% of the total.

The share of illicit cigarettes out of total consumption fell across most of the eastern EU, with the largest decrease, of 2.8 percentage points (pp), reported
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