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Title:Industry responses to the tobacco excise tax increases in South Africa
Author:Van Walbeek, Corné
Year:2006
Periodical:South African Journal of Economics
Volume:74
Issue:1
Pages:110-122
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:tobacco
taxation
pricing
External link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1813-6982.2006.00051.x/pdf
Abstract:In June 1994 South Africa's ANC government announced that it intended to raise the tax burden on cigarettes from 32 percent to 50 percent of the retail price, to be phased in over a number of years. The tax burden was further increased to 52 percent in 2004. The rationale for the government's tobacco control policy was to decrease cigarette consumption. From this perspective it was very successful. It is evident that the period since the early 1990s has been very challenging for the tobacco industry. This paper investigates how the excise tax increases have affected the cigarette manufacturing industry. It shows that the rapid increase in the industry price of cigarettes was a rational response to the sharp increases in the excise tax, and that the industry was able to exploit its dominance in the market. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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