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Cigarette Output Down 27.9%, Smuggling Up 97.5%

Cigarette Output Down 27.9%, Smuggling Up 97.5%Cigarette Output Down 27.9%, Smuggling Up 97.5%

A total of 6.07 billion cigarettes were produced in the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 20-May 20), indicating a 27.9% decline compared with the year before. 
The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that 4.76 billion cigarettes were smuggled into Iran, registering a year-on-year surge of 97.51% given the 10.83 billion cigarettes smoked in the country during the two-month period, ISNA reported. 
It is worth noting that cigarette import to Iran has been banned for a long time now.

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