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63% Rise in Inbound Cigarette Smuggling

63% Rise in Inbound Cigarette Smuggling 63% Rise in Inbound Cigarette Smuggling

A total of 7.36 billion cigarettes were smuggled into Iran during the five months to Aug. 21, indicating a 63.2% increase compared with the corresponding period of last year, the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade reported. 
An estimated 27.08 billion cigarettes were smoked during the period, registering no significant year-on-year change. 
Cigarette exports stood at 71 million during the period, indicating a 184% increase YOY. 
Domestic production stood at 19.79 billion, registering a 12.4% YOY decline. 

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