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Cigarette Smuggling Down 15%

Cigarette Smuggling Down 15%
Cigarette Smuggling Down 15%

A total of 7.39 billion cigarettes were smuggled into Iran during the nine months ended Dec. 20, 2020, indicating a 15% decrease compared with the corresponding period of last year.
Citing data released by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade, , ISNA reported that an estimated 48.75 billion cigarettes were smoked in the country during the period.
Cigarette exports stood at 81.3 million, indicating a 7.7% year-on-year decrease. 
Production stood at 41.4 billion, registering a 3.2% growth year-on-year.


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