Imperial tobacco have reduced cigarettes sale by 3 %
During 9 months of financial year sales volume of Imperial Tobacco Company tobacco products in natural units has reduced by 2 %. Sale of cigarettes has fallen by 3 %.
At the same time Imperial Tobacco during the period from September 2010 to June 2011 has increased sale of global brands of cigarettes.
Company has increased sales volume of such brands as Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes and West due to positive dynamics on developing markets, the head of Imperial Tobacco Alison Cooper said.
So, sale of Davidoff cigarettes has increased by 6 % thanks to the growth in Russian Federation, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. Sale volumes of West cigarettes have increased in Eastern Europe thanks to dynamics in Russia and Ukraine what was compensated with market decrease in Poland and Turkey. Sales of Gauloises Blondes have been increased by 1 % thanks to growth in North Africa.
Imperial Tobacco has also informed about significant growth of premium Cuban cigars sales in Russian Federation (total volume of cigars sale has increased by 1 %).
Sale proceeds of the Company for 9 months have increased by 2% (without taking into consideration sales in Spain where in May-June price lowering took place on products of the Company by 4 %).
Britain Imperial Tobacco produces cigarettes under brands Davidoff, Gauloises, Gitanes, West, Richmond, Maxim and other.