Exports of Cuban Machined Cigars Growing
HAVANA TIMES, Dec 26 — The company Internacional Cubana de Tabaco S.A announced a six percent growth in exports of machined cigars for all of 2011, reported the Granma newspaper.
Despite new anti-smoking measures internationally, Cuban tobacco authorities expect to see a 12.6 percent growth in the export of machined cigars and a 13.6 increase in their value next year, along with potential earnings of $20 million.
Internationally, the company promotes highly demanded “premium” cigarretes or handmade cigars and produces more than 10 brands and 44 lines, all made with 100 percent Cuban tobacco and without chemical additives.
Source: Havana Times