Tobacco factories feature prominently on a list of leading Russian exporters recently published by Expert Severo-Zapad.
According to the business magazine, British American Tobacco in St. Petersburg leads the pack with export revenues of $91.9 million last year. Philip Morris Izhora exported tobacco products worth $70.9 million in 2012, up 15.1 percent from the previous. JTI’s Petro factory came next with exports worth $57.2 million, up 20.7 percent from 2011. JTI’s Kres Neva tobacco processing plant saw its export declining 56.6 percent to $14 million.