Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (178)

Denise Mitchell

Question:

178. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Finance the cigarette production volumes in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the tobacco product tax receipts on fine cut tobacco since 2003, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19556/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that the available information is in respect of the volumes of cigarettes on which Tobacco Products Tax is paid. The clearance data for cigarettes for the years 2003 to 2017 are published on the Revenue website at the following link:

www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/documents/statistics/excise/excise-volumes-commodity.pdf.

The provisional clearances for 2018 and the period January to March 2019 are as follows:

Cigarettes Volume

000's

2018

1,763,336

2019 (3 Months)

748,773

The Tobacco Product Tax receipts on fine cut tobacco for the period 2003 to 2017 are published on the Revenue website at the following link:

www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/documents/statistics/excise/excise-other-tobacco-products.pdf.

The provisional receipts for 2018 and the period January to March 2019 are as follows:

Fine Cut Tobacco

2018

93,851,859

2019 (3 Months)

27,433,684