Cigarettes Go up in Price Second Time in June in Belarus

27.06.2011 10:08

June 26, the retail price of imported cigarettes, produced by Belarusian manufacturers, as well as imported cigarettes, increased for the second time this month. According to the decree № 95 of the Ministry of Economy dated June 24, prices shall rise by 0.7 - 90%. However, as last time, the prices of cigarettes, manufactured in Belarus by Neman tobacco factory in Hrodna, remain unchanged.

Thus, the most significant price rise affected cigarettes Vogue, produced by Neman tobacco factory in Hrodna. They went up by 90% to Br9.5 thousand per pack. Rider and Velvet cigarettes became 50% more expensive (up to Br3.5 thousand and Br3.8 thousand respectively). Kent Nanotek will cost Br6 thousand per pack (33.3% more) since June 26, Karona — Br2.4 thousand (27.7%), Alliance — Br2.45 (25.6%), Pall Mall Superslims — Br3.9 thousand (25.4%), Kent — Br5 thousand (13.9%), Viceroy — Br3.2 thousand (6.7%), Pall Mall — Br3.5 thousand (2.3%), Lucky Strike — Br3.9 thousand (0.8%).

Cigarettes of Tabak-Invest Company rose in price by an average of 20%. For example, a pack of Golden Gate cigarettes would cost 28.2% more expensive — Br2.5 thousand, West — 25.4% (Br3.6 thousand), Monte Carlo — 23.2% (Br3.5 thousand), Winston — 12.4% (Br3.9 thousand), Camel — 9.9% (Br5 thousand).

Foreign-made cigarettes became expensive as well: Davidoff — by 25.3% up to Br9.5 thousand per pack, Dunhill — 25% to Br10 thousand, Vogue — by 23.2% to Br10 thousand, Sobranie — by 0,7% to Br17 thousand.

As Telegraf previously reported, cigarette prices went up last on June 8. Then, cigarettes of secondary and higher range of both domestic and foreign production rose in price by 30-60% in Belarus. However, prices of Neman tobacco production remained unchanged, as well as this time.