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.