Top 10 countries by cigarette production

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Tobacco is grown in 124 countries, occupying around 3.8 million hectares of agricultural area. The revenues of the tobacco industry worldwide is estimated to reach 500 billion dollars annually. Cigarette companies produce nearly 6 trillion cigarettes per year. If all cigarettes are lined up the distance they would cover is about 300 million miles, or three times the distance from here to the sun. Holy smoke! But which countries are producing the most cigarettes? Here’s a top 10 countries by cigarette production!

Top 10 countries by cigarette production

  1. The Netherlands – 115.30 billion cigarettes
  2. Vietnam – 116.50 billion cigarettes
  3. South Korea – 124.63 billion cigarettes
  4. Poland – 142.86 billion cigarettes
  5. Japan – 158.50 billion cigarettes
  6. Indonesia – 180.50 billion cigarettes
  7. Germany – 225.00 billion cigarettes
  8. United States of America – 338.25 billion cigarettes
  9. Russian Federation – 402.70 billion cigarettes
  10. China – 2.356.27 billion cigarettes

One cigarette measures 8 cm

Source: Tobaccoatlas.org

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