ArmInfo.In the first half of 2020, Armenia reduced the export of cigarettes, cigarillos and cigars by 13.8% - to 10.7 billion pieces. The customs value accordingly decreased by 11.1% - to $ 106.2 million.
This is evidenced by the data of the RA Customs Service. Mainly from Armenia, tobacco products were exported to Iraq (62.3%), the Arab Republic of Syria (16.8%), the UAE (12%), Georgia (2.9%), the Russian Federation (3.1%), as well as Ukraine, Afghanistan, Luxembourg, Latvia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Bahrain, Montenegro, Mongolia, Germany, etc.
During the reporting period, Armenia also reduced the import of cigarettes, cigarillos and cigars by 5.5% to 920 million units, while the customs value increased by 10.2% to $ 14.8 million. Products were imported to the Armenian market from Ukraine (76.4%) , RF (20.3%), Greece (2.6%), as well as Germany, Latvia, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Romania, USA, United Kingdom, Dominican Republic, etc.
For the production of cigarillos, cigarillos and cigars, raw tobacco was imported mainly from Brazil (32.6%), Zimbabwe (20.4%), India (13.6%), as well as Bangladesh, Malawi, Belgium, Bangladesh, Spain , Turkey, Thailand, China, etc. Imports of raw tobacco for the reporting period increased by 27.1% to 12.5 thousand tons, with an increase in the customs value by 23.5% to $ 48.2 million. To note, according to the RA Statistical Committee, in I In the first half of 2020, the production of tobacco products in Armenia decreased by 22.6% to 70.1 billion drams.