Cigarettes became more expensive on the average on 1,5 hryvnia, producers are reinsured.
The prices of cigarettes started growing in retail, and it is more, than that is demanded by the increased excise. "The rise in prices for cigarettes could be not so high, 5-10% less. But producers "on the quiet" put in the prices also profit growth, - the chief of department of control over tobacco of the Ukrainian institute of strategic researches MOZ Konstantin Krasovsky is sure. - So, the pack of "Prima" (without filter) could cost not 3 UAH, and 2,50 UAH, Pall Mall - 5,40 UAH, instead of 6 UAH, "Monte Carlo" - 5,90 UAH, instead of 6,50 UAH. Producers raised that part of the price which isn't assessed with an excise, and all four companies which control 99% of the Ukrainian market. According to our forecasts, rise in prices will lead to that will give up smoking about 2,5% of Ukrainians".
However, producers don't agree with it and say that raised the prices as that demand their expense. And don't exclude that in June the cost of cigarettes can increase still. They explain it to that the prices of import raw materials and of gasoline grow. "While we certain didn't solve anything, we wait as the market after increase of excises" will lead, - the managing director on corporate questions of one of tobacco explains the companies Yury Kishko.
However, the prices grew yet everywhere and not by all brands. In many outlets still sell tobacco at the former prices. We will tell, now it is possible to find Next pack in Kiev for 3,25 UAH, and in a booth through 100 m same costs already 5 UAH. Offtakers explain it to that in their warehouses very many stocks with old tax stamps accumulated. "While at the new prices at us Next, "Chesterfield", "Malboro", "Bond", "Parliament" is on sale only. But didn't begin to buy less, - the shop assistant from a cigarette booth Lyudmila shares supervision. - Happens, the person is developed and leaves, having heard the new price, but then all the same comes back. On hearings, in a warehouse of old stocks will suffice for a week". And some booths of a cigarette with the new prices while cleaned from a show-window not to confuse buyers.