Indonesia - 1st 3-months of 2009 cigarette sales up 11.5%

May 29, 2009 - Cigarette sales in Indonesia during the first three months of this year, at 59.6 billion, were 11.5 percent higher than those of the first quarter of 2008, according to a report in The Jakarta Post quoting figures from Sampoerna.

About 60 per cent of the first quarter sales comprised machine-rolled clove cigarettes, about 32 per cent comprised hand-rolled clove cigarettes and about eight per cent comprised machine-rolled non-clove cigarettes.

Sales of Sampoerna products increased by 2.5 percent to 18.1 billion, but the company’s market share fell 0.7 percentage points to 24.3 percent.

Philip Morris’ market share increased 0.2 percentage points to 4.7 percent, but the combined market share of Sampoerna and Philip Morris, which owns Sampoerna, fell by 0.5 percentage points to 29 percent.

Reference: Sharp rise in Indonesia’s cigarette sales, Indonesia News Blog, 5/29/2009.

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