Belarus, like many other of the former Soviet Republics, suffered badly during the early 1990s after the break-up of the Soviet Union and the resultant economic turbulence. The cigarette market was not immune to these developments, which impacted on production and supply as well as demand. Sales dropped from over 17 billion pieces at the beginning of the decade to a low point of 15.7 billion pieces by 2000. Subsequently, steady economic growth and investment in production together with decreased imports have improved the supply situation with official sales increasing to 28.6 billion pieces in 2011 before being driven down by rising prices to 26 billion pieces in 2014.
The Belarussian Cigarette market is heavily regulated by the government, with production quotas, restrictions on imports, and retail price control shaping the market. President Lukashenko is set to continue this regulation, with a view to increase tax receipts from the industry. The government aims to do this through strengthen local production, through a crackdown on counterfeit products. Despite this, sales are set to fall by 35.5% by 2025.
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