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Tobacco industry

The manufacture of cigarettes is dominated by giant firms and state-owned tobacco monopolies.

Largest Tobacco Companies
COMPANYGLOBAL MARKET SHARE (%)1999 TOBACCO SALES ($BIL)
China National Tobacco Co.[?] (CNTC)32.7$0.023
Philip Morris Cos. (USA)17.3$47
British American Tobacco PLC[?] (BAT, UK)16.0$30.4
Japan Tobacco[?]9.0$29.9
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco (USA)2.0$7.6
Reemtsma[?] (Germany)2.0
Altadis[?] (France and Spain)2.0
PT Gudang Garam[?] (Indonesia)1.4
TEKEL[?] (Turkey)1.3
ITC[?] (India)1.0
Fortune Tobacco Co.[?] (Philippines).9
Eastern Company[?] (Egypt).8
Thailand Tobacco[?] monopoly.8
Lorillard Tobacco Co.[?] (USA).7
(2000, Euromonitor[?], Tara Parker-Pope)



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