The Economics of Tobacco in Sri Lanka

Arunatilake, Nisha ; Opatha, Maduwanthi

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Abstract

This paper describes trends in tobacco use in Sri Lanka, assesses the economic contribution of the industry (jobs, earnings, tax revenues and trade balance), and analyses the relationship between demand for cigarettes and prices and incomes, looking at different socioeconomic groups. It uses the estimated elasticities to simulate the likely impact of a tax increase on prices, government revenues and on demand, expenditures and tax burdens of different socio-economic groups.

Document type: Working paper
Publisher: The World Bank
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Date: 2003
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 13 December 2015
Number of Pages: 35
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Subjects: Sri Lanka, Tabakkonsum
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sri Lanka, Tabakkonsum / Sri Lanka, Tobacco Consumption
Subject (classification): Sociology
Economics
Countries/Regions: Sri Lanka
Additional Information: © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/13625 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO
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