Economy, Domestic Economy

Cigarette Production

Cigarette ProductionCigarette Production

Some 28.7 billion cigarettes were produced in the country over the past Iranian year (ended March 20), said deputy minister of industry, mine and trade, Mojtaba Khosrotaj. As Eghtesad-News reported, the official added that 13.6 billion cigarettes were imported over the same period. Earlier, Iranian Tobacco Company - the country’s major cigarette manufacturer - announced plans to increase its production by 66% in the current Iranian year, ISNA reported. Based on statistics released by Iran’s Customs Administration, Iranians smoke 60 billion cigarettes per year.