Illicit cigarettes account for more than a quarter of Lithuania’s tobacco product market, according to a Baltic Business Daily story quoting figures from an empty pack survey carried out by Nielsen.
But the survey indicated that illicit cigarette consumption had fallen by 1.4 percentage points to account for 28.2 percent of the country’s total cigarette consumption.
Nielsen conducted the survey for four tobacco companies in 20 Lithuanian cities and towns between September and October 2013.
Eighty-one percent of all the illegal tobacco products sold in Lithuania were said to have come from Belarusian factories.
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