12-06-2012 11:43 Belarus
Belarus’ Neman cigarette output up 22.8% in Jan-May 2012
MINSK, PRIME-TASS. Belarus’ Grodno-based Neman tobacco factory increased cigarette output 22.8% on the year in January-May 2012 to 10.6 billion units, a Neman administration representative told Prime-TASS.
Production under contracts with British-American Tobacco Trading Company reached 2.26 billion units, up 36.5%.
Production under contracts with Japan Tobacco International amounted to 250 million units, up 41.7%; Tobacco International Enterprises Ltd – 0.05 billion units, down 17.7%.
For the home market the company produced 10.3 billion units, up 20.5%.
Cigarette exports totalled 189.9 million units (up 52.8%) to the tune of $1.751 million (up 46.3%)
Neman was founded in 1861 and transformed into a joint-stock company with all shares controlled by the state in December 2007.