Table 2

Year-to-year change in real net price for different brands and brand variants of cigarettes between 2008 and 2019 (adjusted to 2017 COP)

Brand categoriesBrands*Brand variants200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
EconomyPresidentCon Filtro2039015511224105−1228−287289270
American GoldCon Filtro−19−68135−7889207124110−394−616−318
StarliteCon Filtro12846224168209−493-8963−252266351
CaribeCaja Blanda6170154−102882074−1117−35172300
CaribeCaja Dura43151225−18945−18110−2065−257226506
PremierAzul1611141661101921261375101−324314−388
PremierMenthol15294187184502001408224−703−354−291
PremierRojo108135160193362011341170−194137−245
PielrojaSin Filtro−70−4024082200406045104−116119490
Mid-pricePall MallKristal Frost122−35198527−1661562973175−506−607N/A
GreenMentolado191171181001896510810497−376−395−46
DerbyCaja Blanda2945334354354205−91180−209−25547
BostonAzulN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5511088108−166−206516
BostonPlataN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A688216394−357−230−109
MustangRojo30810855310236410273127−412−44166
MustangAzul2399497200935212848166−200−404144
PremiumRothmans†AzulN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A506
Rothmans†GrisN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A527
Chesterfield†CapsulaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A88541
Chesterfield†MentholN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A91392
Chesterfield†WhiteN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A77517
KentBlue−185−66172367−152−25170-433−720−610−147
MarlboroRojo−294396259203−4612116662101−106170761
Lucky StrikeRed−3636208210−51713439416179−310279878
  • Brands are categorised into three price categories based on the price points in the market.

  • Prices adjusted to real prices with 2017 chosen as the base year.

  • Source: Authors’ own calculations using the database of Colombia’s National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE).

  • *Only brands for which pricing information was available for all the years between 2007 and 2019 were included in the analysis.

  • †These brands were introduced in 2017 and replaced the existing brands.

  • COP, Colombian peso; N/A, data not available.