Regulatory News

The annual production of cigarettes in Paraguay is about 65 billion. Of this total, about 2.7 billion are consumed in the country and 5 billion are exported legally. The remaining - almost 57 billion cigarettes (or 87%) - is contraband. And the main market is Brazil.

According to a survey by the Brazilian Institute of Competitive Ethics, contraband cigarettes dominate 48% of the Brazilian market, representing a loss of R$9.7 billion (US$2.6 billion).

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