In the first half of 2011, Latvia’s most popular cigarettes were the brands Winston cigarettes, Red&White and Chesterfield, according to information on excised goods compiled by the State Revenue Service.
The fourth most popular brand in the first half-year was Marlboro cigarettes, followed by Wall Street, with Monte Carlo in sixth place.
More cigarettes were the seventh biggest seller, L&M and Bond were eighth and ninth respectively, while Caines was the tenth most popular brand.
According to the State Revenue Service’s data, the largest producers and importers of tobacco products over the first half of 2011 were Philip Morris Latvia , JTI Marketing and sales, British American Tobacco, Tabakas nams grupa and Rasta 1.
In the first half-year, the State Revenue Service collected LVL 45.9 million in excise tax on tobacco products, which is LVL 4.3 million or ten percent more than over the corresponding period last year, LETA reported.