EghtesadOnline: Cigarette imports fell to zero over the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 21-May 21) compared with the import of 503 million cigarettes year-on-year, Ali Asghar Ramzi, the head of Iranian Tobacco Planning and Supervision Center said on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: Iran will have reduced its cigarette imports from four billion to two billion before the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2018).
EghtesadOnline: Some 1.1 billion cigarettes were imported into the country during the five months to August 22, registering a 58% decrease compared with the similar period of last year, Ali Asghar Ramzi, the head of Tobacco Planning and Supervision Center, said.
EghtesadOnline: The first quarter of the current fiscal year (March 21-June 2) saw cigarette production rise by 60%, imports fall by 75% and smuggling decline by 48% compared to last year’s corresponding period, the head of Tobacco Planning and Supervision Center said.
EghtesadOnline: Some 3.8 billion cigarettes were imported during the 11 months to February 18, indicating a 73% decline compared with the corresponding period of last year, said the head of Tobacco Planning and Supervision Center, affiliated with the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade.