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Tobacco products are more expensive

January 31 2008
21:00

Tobacco products in Russia may grow by much. This is due to the ban on the import of tobacco from India. Market participants argue that if the restrictions will last more than a month, the company will face difficulties in production, wrote Bigness.Ru.

Stocks of raw tobacco companies will be enough for a maximum of two months. If the conflict is not resolved, with retail stores will disappear, some luxury brands of cigarettes, because most of the cigarettes made from a mixture of tobacco, Indian tobacco is one of the important parts for many popular cigarette.

Blame It kaprovy beetle - one of the most dangerous pests of grain. Rospotrebnadzor insects found in Indian sesame and banned the import of all plant products, including tobacco. However, cigarette manufacturers argue that the tobacco before they enter the Russian company, goes through a thorough pest control.

Do without Indian tobacco can. His volumes on the Russian market up slightly more than 10 percent of all purchased raw materials, it is about 40 thousand tons from 300 thousand tons. The fact that Indian tobacco substitute can only be more expensive varieties from other countries. Then the price of cigarettes will rise by at least five percent, writes Newsinfo .

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