Table 3

Table 3

Prices of cigarettes (in US$) and level of smuggling into countries of the European Union

CountryPriceLevel of smuggling
Spain1.20high
Portugal1.75medium3-150
Greece2.06medium
Italy2.07high
Luxembourg2.12medium3-150
Netherlands2.43medium
Austria2.69high
Belgium2.95medium
Germany3.02high
France3.38low
Finland4.26low3-150
Ireland4.27low
United Kingdom4.35low
Denmark4.55low3-150
Sweden4.97low
Norway6.27low
  • Notes: The table shows the price (in US$ at 1 June 1997) of 20 cigarettes from the most popular price category. Sources for prices are the Commission of the European Communities and the Norwegian Council on Tobacco and Health.

  • 3-150 Probably; details of how this index was constructed are given in the text.