Mass-media: in Poland price increase by one zloty for a pack of cigarettes is expected
In 2014 cigarettes in Poland will increase in price more than by one zloty, promise unofficially representatives of tobacco concerns.
Increase will be consequence of excise tax increase on tobacco products. Ministry of Finance has promised excise tax increase since 2014 by 4-5 %. It means that cigarettes should increase in price maximum by 60 grosz. But tobacco concerns warn that increase may be twice higher. They explain that to such decision they are pushed by market situation - demand on legal tobacco products that reduces from month to month.
For one pack of the cheapest cigarettes is necessary to pay on Poland market averagely 11 zlotys 40 grosz. The next year this price may be even higher for more than 1 zloty - i.e. will make not less than 12 zloty and 40 grosz.
These days Lithuanian parliament has approved amendments to the excise law taxes that will lead to price increase on cigarettes and alcohol. According to the calculations, half a liter of beer will increase in price averagely by 3 cents, wine - by 16 cents, pack of cigarettes - approximately 30 cents.