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Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Billions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Jan. 31, 2017
Jun. 30, 2016
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Registrant Name Philip Morris International Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001413329    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,551,385,884  
Entity Public Float     $ 158