Variable | Unit | Source | Mean | SD | Minimum | Maximum |

Regression model, monthly data, January 2007–December 2010 (48 observations) | ||||||

Consumption | ||||||

Domestic filtered cigarette sales (smoothed with 4 months moving average filter) | Million pieces | State Statistics Committee of Ukraine15 | 8424.08 | 1328.79 | 5966.59 | 11226.80 |

Price | ||||||

Real average price of a pack of cigarettes | UAH | State Statistics Committee of Ukraine15 | 2.92 | 0.84 | 1.99 | 4.61 |

Income | ||||||

Real average salaries plus real average unemployment benefits | UAH | State Statistics Committee of Ukraine15 | 2591.02 | 899.61 | 1086.42 | 4499.67 |

Other control variables | ||||||

Index representing four non-price tobacco control measures | – | – | 1.25 | 1.30 | 0 | 3 |

Point elasticity estimates, annual data, 2007–2010 (four observations) | ||||||

Consumption | ||||||

Domestic filtered cigarette sales | Million pieces | State Statistics Committee of Ukraine15 | 101386.29 | 12965.20 | 84245.17 | 112800.00 |

Domestic filtered cigarette sales plus cigarette imports | Million pieces | State Statistics Committee of Ukraine15 | 106031.16 | 12839.09 | 88754.03 | 117504.00 |

Filtered cigarette production plus cigarette imports minus filtered cigarette exports | Million pieces | State Statistics Committee of Ukraine15 | 106037.58 | 13146.25 | 89047.49 | 117838.63 |

Price | ||||||

Real average price of a pack of cigarettes | UAH | State Statistics Committee of Ukraine15 | 3.08 | 0.94 | 2.24 | 4.29 |

Income | ||||||

Real GDP per capita | UAH | International Monetary Fund16 | 20018.17 | 3382.25 | 15602.94 | 23818.11 |

Other control variables | ||||||

Three income elasticity estimates | – | +0.06 from Krasovsky et al12 | ||||

+0.29 from Peng and Ross14 | ||||||

+0.24 (estimate from our regression model) | – | – | – | – |

Price and income measures were adjusted for inflation using consumer price index (January 2007=100).15 In the regression model, income=percentage employed×average monthly salary+percentage unemployed receiving unemployment benefits×average unemployment benefits.

UAH, Ukrainian Hryvnia.