Category: Markets

Spotlight on acetate JV

Spotlight on acetate JV

| October 19, 2017

A proposed acetate joint venture between Celanese and Blackstone has been made the subject of an in-depth investigation by the European Commission.

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Growing plans in Azerbaijan

Growing plans in Azerbaijan

| October 19, 2017

Azerbaijan plans to almost double the area it has under tobacco, presumably to help reduce its heavy dependence on imported tobacco products.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| October 16, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by 13.6 percent during September, while its domestic cigarette revenue was down by 13.2 percent.

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High earners smoking

High earners smoking

| October 13, 2017

Bulgaria seems to break all the rules when it comes to tobacco smoking; so, for instance, it is the high earners of that country who make up the highest proportion of smokers.

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Further support for e-cigs

Further support for e-cigs

| October 11, 2017

A report urging wider promotion of electronic cigarettes as a method of stopping smoking has been welcomed by ASH.

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Tobacco losing out in India

Tobacco losing out in India

| October 10, 2017

Tobacco is starting to lose its allure in some areas of India, where high prices are being offered for Bengal gram, a crop that is relatively easy to produce.

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Australia is guiding light

Australia is guiding light

| October 10, 2017

With its smoking prevalence at 11 percent, Australia is seen as a country whose tobacco-control strategies should be followed by others.

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Tobacco association formed

Tobacco association formed

| October 9, 2017

Azerbaijan has ambitions to increase its production and export of tobacco and tobacco products.

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Eastern’s production up

Eastern’s production up

| October 9, 2017

Eastern Company produced more cigarettes in 2016-2017 than it did in 2015-2016, but its production of shisha was down.

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Call to ban cigarettes

Call to ban cigarettes

| October 5, 2017

An Australian health researcher says the rapid evolution of alternative nicotine products is providing an opportunity for a viable, outright ban on combustible tobacco products.

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Tobacco losing its allure

Tobacco losing its allure

| October 5, 2017

The future for tobacco in Malawi ‘does not look good’, which is why stakeholders are starting to hedge their bets through diversifications.

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Latvia sucks in illicits

Latvia sucks in illicits

| October 4, 2017

According to one report, a quarter of Latvia’s cigarette market is accounted for by contraband cigarettes, most of which arrive from Belarus and Russia.

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Zambia attracts production

Zambia attracts production

| October 4, 2017

Zambia’s excise tax regime is said to favor domestic manufacturers over importers to an extent that is making British American Tobacco Zambia think about building a factory there.

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Taiwan to stop growing

Taiwan to stop growing

| October 4, 2017

Yesterday on this site a story told how people might be paid to stop smoking. Today, below, there is a story about how tobacco growers are being paid not to produce the crop.

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Duty-rise welcomed

Duty-rise welcomed

| October 2, 2017

An increase in duties on unmanufactured tobacco and tobacco refuse has been welcomed by the Zambia Association of Manufacturers.

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Support for tobacco control

Support for tobacco control

| September 29, 2017

Sri Lanka is one of 15 priority countries that will receive support for implementing the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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IQOS pops up in London

IQOS pops up in London

| September 29, 2017

With the launch of a third IQOS store in London, Philip Morris is trying to deliver on its pledge to convert 100,000 UK smokers to heated tobacco technology.

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Well-off using illegal trade

Well-off using illegal trade

| September 28, 2017

In the UK, cigarette taxes are now so high – so unfair – that few smokers, it seems, feel any obligation about reporting illicit products or illegal trading in them.

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Flue-cured prices up sharply

Flue-cured prices up sharply

| September 27, 2017

Flue-cured sales in India have become a year-round activity as those in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka overlap in March and September.

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Pack size matters

Pack size matters

| September 27, 2017

The authorities in Malaysia have been accused of fiddling while increasing numbers of illicit cigarettes burn in the hands of smokers.

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