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New excise duties rates for tobacco and tobacco products

The annual indexation increase to excise and excise-equivalent duty rates will take place on 1 January 2022.


The annual indexation increase to excise and excise-equivalent duty rates will take place on 1 January 2022.

The annual indexation increase is based on the movement in the All Groups Consumers Price Index (less credit services) over the 12-month period to 30 September 2021.

The new rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Tobacco Products Indexation) Amendment Order 2021.

Tobacco product

Rate of excise and excise-equivalent duty from 1 January 2022 (excl. GST)

Manufactured cigarettes exceeding in weight 0.8 kg actual tobacco content per 1,000 cigarettes $1,565.18 per kilo tobacco content (KTC)
not exceeding in weight 0.8 kg actual tobacco content per 1,000 cigarettes $1,098.37 per 1,000 cigarettes
Smoking tobacco, homogenised or reconstituted tobacco $1565.18 per kilo tobacco content (KTC)
Other tobacco products, eg, snuff, cigars, cheroots and cigarillos $1372.92 per kilo tobacco content (KTC)

Tobacco and tobacco products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 31 December 2021 will be subject to the new rates.

If you need further information, please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS) or refer to the Excise webpage.

The Allowances and Charges webpage will be updated with the new excise rates for specific products on 1 January 2022.