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Why are cigarettes becoming more expensive in Azerbaijan? – RESEARCH |

In recent days, there is a shortage of cigarettes in some shops in Baku.

Buyers believe that this is because cigarettes will become more expensive in the coming days news gives

According to them, there is no shortage of tobacco products in the country, only store goods prices they want to sell after it increases. However, there are also shops that sell cigarettes, and the prices in them are about the same as in the previous days 10 it is observed that kopeck has increased.

“Indeed, there is a price increase”

Azerbaijan Chairman of the Association of Tobacco Producers and Exporters Public Union Rovshan Sharifov admits that the prices have increased a little. According to him, rise in price Russian-Ukrainian war may be related to:

Azerbaijan Chairman of the Association of Tobacco Producers and Exporters Public Union Rovshan Sharifov admits that the prices have increased a little. According to him, rise in price Russian-Ukrainian war may be related to:

“The war created problems in logistics and affected the tobacco trade.”

In addition, the chairman believes that cigarettes have become more expensive as a result of the activities of some businessmen:

“They feel which cigarettes are sold the most in the market, so they buy that product en masse and make it scarce in the market, and then sell the next batch at a high price.”

“The reason is war”

National Member of the Assembly, Rufat Guliyev, who once owned one of the country’s leading cigarette manufacturers, also explained the reason for the price increase Russia and Ukraine sees in the war between:

“27 components are needed for the production of cigarettes. Most of them are imported from Ukraine, and some from Russia. Of course, war creates big problems. Currently of Ukraine even in itself, difficulties have arisen in the production of tobacco products. The one there factory and factories cannot work normally.”

“There are difficulties in the market”

Aykhan Shikhli, the manager of corporate relations and communication of one of the world’s most famous companies in Azerbaijan, believes that the price increase is related to difficulties in the market and is more artificial:

“Currently, “Sobranie”, “Winston” and other brands belonging to JTI company are produced under license by “Tabaterra” JSC. The raw materials required for the production of our products were supplied from our factories in Ukraine. Due to the war, since March, supplies have been carried out from other countries located in the region, mainly from Turkey. There are difficulties in the field of logistics, and therefore the process of changing the country of supply of raw materials of our brands takes more time. Together with our partner, we mobilized all our strength to fully restore the supply chain and production process. This means that in the near future, the difficulty in providing JTI brands across the country will be completely eliminated.”

Recall that in the first four months of this year Azerbaijan 12.1 million from abroad USA bought 828 tons of rolling tobacco (with or without processed tobacco substitutes) worth USD. This is 2.1 times less than the same period last year. 83% of imported goods were brought from Ukraine.

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