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Archive for July, 2014

BAT reports robust first-half volumes

BAT reports robust first-half volumes

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volume during the six months to the end of June, at 331 billion, was down slightly on that of the six months to the end of June 2013, 332 billion. Volume was increased in the company’s Asia Pacific region by 4 percent to 104 billion, and increased in its EEMEA (Eastern […]

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Reynolds’ cigarette sales down sharply

Reynolds’ cigarette sales down sharply

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

R.J Reynolds Tobacco’s domestic cigarette volume during the three months to the end of June, at 15.6 billion, was 8.3 percent down on that of the three months to the end of June 2013, 17 billion. Pall Mall volume was down by 6 percent to 5.3 billion, Camel volume was down by 4.4 percent to […]

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Lorillard volume shipments down

Lorillard volume shipments down

July 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lorillard’s domestic-market wholesale cigarette shipments during the three months to the end of June, at 9,977 million, were down by 2.8 percent on those of the second quarter of 2013, 10,262 million. Shipments of Newport were down by 1.9 percent to 8,524 million, while shipments of Kent and True, Lorillard’s other full-price brands, were down […]

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Revenue up, profit down for JT

Revenue up, profit down for JT

July 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco reported revenue of ¥556.4 billion ($5.4 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, compared with revenue of ¥547.9 billion in the comparable 2013 quarter. The company made an adjusted operating profit of ¥148.9 billion during the three months, compared with ¥151.4 billion a year earlier. The revenue increase was driven by a robust […]

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China produces more cigarettes

China produces more cigarettes

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

China’s tobacco companies produced more cigarettes even as the number of tobacco farms decreased in the first half of 2014, reports Xinhua News Agency quoting figures from the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA). In the January-June period, Chinese cigarette manufacturers produced 1.3 million sticks, 0.2 percent more than in the first half of 2013. Meanwhile, […]

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E-cigarettes not unbanned in Australia

E-cigarettes not unbanned in Australia

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

In Australia, it is illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to deliver nicotine, not because a bureaucrat has made a decision to ban them, but because no one has yet asked the right bureaucrat for permission, according to David Leyonhjelm, the Liberal Democrats’ senator for New South   Wales, writing in The Australian Financial Review. ‘It […]

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Call for e-cigarette ban in Saudi Arabia

Call for e-cigarette ban in Saudi Arabia

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

A medical professor at King Saud University (KSU) has called for a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, at least in respect of those under the age of 18, according to a story in the Arab News. Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at the KSU’s College of Medicine, said that electronic cigarette use should […]

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SA looking at plain packs by next year

SA looking at plain packs by next year

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

South   Africa aims to force cigarette manufacturers to sell their products in standardized packs by next year, according to a story by Wendell Roelf for Reuters, quoting the country’s Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is currently looking into complaints about the introduction of standardized packs in Australia, but Motsoaledi said […]

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Cigarette production increased slightly

Cigarette production increased slightly

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chinese cigarette production during the first half of this year, at 1,300,000 million, was increased by 0.2 per cent on that of the first half of last year, according to a Xinhua News Agency story published in the Global Post of Boston, US. Tobacco taxes during the first half of this year, which raised about […]

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Tanzanian leaf tobacco bound for China

Tanzanian leaf tobacco bound for China

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

China’s Yunnan Tobacco International (YTI) has said it will start buying leaf tobacco from Tanzania this season with a purchase of 10 million kg, according to a story in the Daily News. The move follows the signing of a bilateral trade agreement during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Tanzania in March last year. The […]

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