Cigarette production up 11.1% in Armenia in eight months

Panorama, Armenia
Oct 11 2019

Armenia saw an increase in tobacco production in the first eight months of 2019, the latest official statistics show.

The country produced a total of 19 million 793.8 thousand units of cigarettes from January to August, an increase of 11.1% from the same months of 2018, when the output stood at 17 million 818 thousand units, the Statistical Committee of Armenia revealed.

As a result of the growth, the cigarette production share in Armenia’s process industry made up 14.2% in the reporting period.

According to statistics, more than 50% of Armenian men and almost 4% of women above 16 years of age are smokers.