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Cigarette Smuggling Declines

Cigarette Smuggling DeclinesCigarette Smuggling Declines

The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that 8.67 billion cigarettes were smuggled into Iran during the nine months to Dec. 21, 2019, indicating a 43.5% decline compared with the figure estimated for the similar period of the year before.
No official import was registered during the period, as there is a ban on cigarette imports. 
Exports saw a 40% decline to stand at 90 million, Fars News Agency reported. 
An estimated 48.75 billion cigarettes were smoked in Iran during the nine-month period, indicating no change year-on-year. 

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