The Slovenia Times

Cigarettes more expensive


Ljubljana - Slovenian tobacco prices rose today under the changes to excise taxes the government confirmed in September. A pack of 20 cigarettes is now 10 cents, or around 2.5%, more expensive.

The excise duty on cigarettes rose from EUR 120 to EUR 123 per 1,000 cigarettes, while excise duties on other tobacco products also increased.

The second round of tobacco excise duty rises - by another EUR 3 to EUR 126 - will follow in April next year.

Once both rises are implemented, the retail price of cigarettes will be by an average 4.6% more expensive, according to the Finance Ministry.

The tax rise is expected to bring EUR 15.6 million annually into the national budget.

The last time tobacco excise tax rose was in October 2020.


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