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Illicit tobacco in Australia 2017

Illicit tobacco in Australia 2017

This report provides an overview of the nature and dynamics of the legal and illicit tobacco markets, and an independent assessment of the size of the illicit tobacco market in Australia.


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Key highlights:

  • The total volume of tobacco consumption in Australia during 2017 was 15.6 million kg. Compared to 2016, total volume decreased by 6.1%, as declining legal consumption of manufactured cigarettes offset a rise in loose tobacco.
  • Total consumption of illicit tobacco declined by 1.0%. However this represents an increase in the proportion of consumption from 14.3% in 2016 to 15.0% in 2017.
  • Over the last 12 months, contraband consumption increased whilst consumption of unbranded tobacco and counterfeit declined.

Read the full Illicit tobacco in Australia 2017 report.

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