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Taxes on tobacco products in Denmark 2019

In Denmark, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, as well as rolling papers are taxed per unit, whereas other tobacco products (finely and roughly chopped smoking tobacco, chewing tobacco, snus and other smokeless tobacco) are burdened per kilogram. The tax per kilogram on fine smoking tobacco amounted to 788.50 Danish kroner in 2019. Cigarette tax was 118.25 øre per unit. In this year, the tax per kilogram on smoking tobacco in Sweden amounted to 1,922 Swedish kronor and cigarette tax was 1.58 Swedish kronor per unit.

Smokers in Denmark 

   According to an annually conducted survey, 22 percent of Danes were smokers in 2017. This includes daily smokers, weekly smokers as well as occasional smokers. In this year, smoking was generally more common among men than women; the share of male smokers amounted to 22 percent, while the share of female smokers was 21 percent.  

 Sales of cigarettes and cigars 

    In the ten-year period from 2007 to 2017, the sales volume of cigars and cigarettes in Denmark fluctuated. In 2014, it was highest, reaching 126 million units of cigarettes and cigar sold. By the end of this period, the sales volume amounted to 56 million units in Denmark.

Taxes on tobacco products in Denmark in 2019

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Release date

January 2019


Europe, Denmark

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Supplementary notes

* incl. tobacco product covered with aluminum cladding, that is produced to use for electronic cigarettes.
** plus 1 % of retail price.
*** plus 10 % of retail price.

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