According to the customs, tobacco sales last year in Polynesia, fell. This decrease could be explained by the sharp increase in the price of tobacco in force since 1er April 2017: almost 40%.
According to TNTV, the volume of imported tobacco also fell by 6% between 2017 and 2016. These figures are for cigarettes, cigars and rolling tobacco. When we examine the evolution of each of them, we note that rolling tobacco (the cheapest of the three products) showed only a slight decrease in consumption: the volume of imports went from 159,7 to 159 tons between 2016 and 2017.
On the other hand, the import of cigarettes and cigars fell sharply: from 104 to 87,7 tons in one year, a fall of 18,5%.
source : La1ere.francetvinfo.fr