Table 2

Percentage change in retail price after the excise tax increase

Brand classBrand nameBAT's recommended retail priceObserved
Price 2013 (GST included)Price 2014 (GST included)Percentage changeMedian percentage changeRange of percentage change
BudgetPall Mall$15.60$16.002.562.56(−18.37 to 47.44)
MainstreamHoliday$16.20$18.0011.1111.11(0 to 36.47)
PremiumBenson & Hedges$21.80$23.608.268.26(−22.06 to 34.27)
RYOPort Royal$35.90$39.7010.5810.58(0 to 23.29)
  • BAT, British American Tobacco; GST, Goods and Services Tax; RYO, roll your own.