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Press release 141 / 2018-04-17: Tax paid on fewer cigarettes in the first quarter of 2018

WIESBADEN – As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the quantity of cigarettes on which tax was paid in Germany decreased by 6.8% in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The total value of tobacco products in terms of retail prices on which tax was paid in Germany in the first quarter of 2018 amounted to 5.9 billion euros. That was a decrease of 0.3 billion euros or 4.7% from the corresponding period of the preceding year

Basic data and long time series are available in table Taxation of tobacco products: Germany, years (73411-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database

For further information:
Petra Martin,
tel: +49 (0) 611 / 75 41 33,
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