Packs of Cigarettes Smuggled into Taiwan Each Year

Cigarette smuggling in Taiwan brings in up to 100 million illegal cigarette packs each year. The cigarettes are sold on the black market at prices between $1.13 to $1.4 (35 to 45 Taiwan Dollars).

About one in every twenty five smokers purchases illegal cigarettes in Taiwan.

Around $156 Million (5 Billion Taiwan Dollars) are lost each year to smuggling activities.

Source: “Higher surcharge fans cigarette smuggling in Taiwan: study,” China Post, October 27, 2010.