Interesting facts about cigarettes, countries - tobacco leaders.
Every minute in the world are sold about 8-10 million cigarettes and daily 13-15 billion cigarettes.
According to the World Health Organization, every year in the world are produced approximately 5-7 trillion cigarettes (cigars, and other tobacco products as chewing tobacco and snuff are not taken into account). Cigarettes represent about 96% of all sales and production of tobacco. Every minute in the world are sold about 8-10 million cigarettes and daily 13-15 billion cigarettes.
The largest cigarettes manufacturer in the world is China, here in 2004 (the latest available comparative data) was produced almost 1.8 trillion cigarettes. Second place took the United States (490 billion), Russia (380 billion) and Japan (216 billion). On the global level, in tobacco products manufacturing are employed about 2 million people, two thirds of them live in China, India and Indonesia.
International Tobacco Growers Association operates with the following statistics: Tobacco is grown in 125 countries, tobacco plantations cover about 4 million hectares of the land. One-third of the area used for growing tobacco is located in China (more than 3 million tonnes/year), so, tobacco consists less than 1% of agricultural land. The second place take India (slightly less than a million tonnes/year), third Malawi (slightly more than 150,000 tonnes/year). Since the 1960s, decreased the number of tobacco plantations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, but increased in Asia and Africa. During this period, production of tobacco leaves increased more than twice.
Last year the first place of cigarettes smoked per person became China, here people smoke almost like all the rest of the world combined. The second Place took Russia, the third USA.
Among daily smoker females First place took USA with - 17.7, China the second with -12.2, third India 12.2, the last top 10 UK with - 4.9. According to WHO, several years ago UK became one of the top countries, where teenagers start smoking from 11-15 years, here every day around 600 girls and boys took up smoking.
Top 10 best selling cigarette brands in the world.
Of course, the first place took cigarettes Marlboro - these cigarettes are known around the world and almost every smoker at least once smoked them. The second place took Parliament cigarettes - one of the most popular in Europe and Russia, followed immediately by Davidoff - third place. Further Dunhill - the famous cigarette brand manufactured by British American Tobacco. The following places are occupied by Camel, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Kent, Winston and concludes the top 10 - Hilton cigarettes.