Cigarette sales drop 19% since the beginning of year

Cigarette sales have fallen 18.99% in the first seven months of 2011, with the commercialization of 1.733,36 millions of packs, 406 million less than in the same period of last year, according to recent data published by the Commissioner for the tobacco market.

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This year has been marked by the entry into force as of January the new antitobacco law, which prohibits smoking in public places closed, and the ‘price war’ that fought the large tobacco since the second half of May.

Price of sale to the public at outlets, cigarette packets sold between January and July reached a value of 6.452,56 millions of euros, 6.7 per cent lower than the turnover of the same period of last year.

In monthly terms, cigarette sales dropped in July, a 16,47% in volume over the same month of 2010, up 267,9 million packs, which reached a value of 970,4 millions of euro, 11.82% lower than the July 2010.

For the rest of work, bite rolling sales declined 2% in the first seven months, up to 2.97 million kilos. The value of these sales stood at 360,9 million euros, an increase of 37%, due to the rise in prices applied by the tobacco after the last rise in taxes.

On the contrary, sales of bite of pipe, whose turnover has multiplied by more than four between January and July 2011 for the first seven months of last year, because you are using rolling for its lower price, according to the sector soared.

Marlboro, belonging to Philip Morris, stands as a leading brand in the market for cigarettes in value ‘ranking’, but with a quota of 14,44%, almost one point less than the same period of the previous year. It is followed by Winston (Japan Tobacco International), which brings its share of 10.8% to 11.4%; Fortune (Altadis), to unsubscribe from 10.2% to 8.9%, and Chesterfield, passing from 9% to 8.2%.

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