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Wednesday 1st October 2014
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How much do cigarettes cost to make?

Question

What is the manufacturing costs of a packet of cigarettes, including all the packaging? I can’t imagine it’s very much, yet it costs £20 to buy.
Nigel, Wandsworth

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Sanjay, Heathrow
Qualification: Work in the import-export business
Answer: £4.50 is the tax and £1.20 is the cost of making the box and cigarettes. The rest is shipping, retail costs and profit.

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