Economy, Domestic Economy

Cigarette Output Up 37%

Cigarette Output Up 37%Cigarette Output Up 37%

About 14.8 billion cigarettes were produced in Iran during the first four months of the current Iranian year that started on March 21, registering a 37% increase compared with the corresponding period of last year, the head of Tobacco Planning and Supervision Center said.

Ali-Asghar Ramzi added that 960,000 cigarettes were imported and 2.6 million were smuggled into the country over the same period, indicating a 66% and 44% fall respectively year-on-year, SHATA reported.

Ramzi said cigarette consumption in Iran stands at 55 billion per year.


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