Idk but there is this many of it:
Okay. So. Today’s KPMG report identifies these types of illicit tobacco…
Counterfeit cigarettes: fake versions of real brands.
Unbranded loose tobacco: it’s unbranded loose leaf tobacco that is not in
Non-domestic cigarettes (legal): importing or bringing in foreign cigarettes duty-free when you come back from not-Australia (which is legal if there’s less than fifty cigarettes, or if there’s more and you pay tax on them).
You can tell they’re not Australian if they glorify dictators instead of health
Contraband, aka non-domestic cigarettes (illegal): stuff you’re not allowed to sell because it comes from another country and hasn’t had the relevant taxes
but also “Illicit whites” – a kind of contraband made up of tobacco brands sold in markets where they are not legally registered for sale.
There are lots of brands that have no apparent legal markets. Have you seen this brand?
Manchester cigarettes have no apparent legal market!
They’re made in Dubai – but you can’t sell them there either.
This black-market-only brand is so popular it’s actually counterfeited in China!
They’re such a popular brand that if Manchester’s were legal in Australia they would have 1.3% market share.
That is so much illicit tobacco that if you factor it in to consumption, Australian tobacco consumption actually increased over the last year by 0.4%!
So much illicit tobacco that if it was sold under Australian regulations, the
government would have reaped a sweet, sweet billion dollars AU in tobacco excise.
No wonder everyone’s buying so much of it!