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FACTBOX-Leading cigarette manufacturers by sales

 July 18 (Reuters) - Imperial Tobacco IMT.L on Wednesday
agreed to buy Franco-Spanish group Altadis ALT.MC ALDS.PA,
strengthening its world number-four cigarette making position
and lifting it in Europe to number-two status. [nL18735337].
 Here is a list of the world's leading cigarette
manufacturers by sales in 2005 and 2004:
  Manufacturer     Country      Sales Volume  Change   Mkt
                                (billions of          Share
                                 pieces)         (%)   (%)
                                2005     2004          2005
 Philip Morris     USA          990.0    948.1   4.4   28.2
 BAT               UK           678.0    685.5  -1.1   19.3
 Japan Tobacco     Japan        409.7    425.6  -3.7   11.7
 Imperial          UK           175.2    172.6   1.5    5.0
 Gallaher          UK           173.8    170.3   2.1    5.0
 Altadis           France/Spain 135.2    112.6  20.1    3.9
 Reynolds American USA          109.8     94.0  16.8    3.1
 KT&G              South Korea   88.6    113.3 -21.8    2.5
 Gudang Garam      Indonesia      n.a     64.8
 Eastern Company   Egypt          n.a     62.5
 Tekel             Turkey         n.a     44.6
 Fortune Tobacco   Philippines    n.s     43.2
 Total Sales                    2,760.3  2,937.0       78.6
 World Total                    3,510.0  3,553.0      3,510.0
 
 NOTES
 + Philip Morris is owned by Altria Inc. MO.N.
 + Japan Tobacco's 2914.T takeover of Gallaher Group was
completed in April, 2007.
 *World total sales have been adjusted to take account of
sales made by CNTC (China). 1,877.86 billion pieces have been
removed from the 2004 total of 5,430.88 billion. 1,947 billion
pieces have been removed from the 2005 total of 5,457 billion.
 ** 2004 domestic sales for Gudang Garam, Tekel, Eastern
Company and Fortune Tobacco.
 ***The 2004 sales volume for Reynolds American includes five
months of sales from the acquisition of Brown & Williamson
Tobacco Corporation.
 Sources: Manufacturers; ERC (2005); World Cigarettes


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