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Table 1 Tabesa imports of key cigarette components (2015). Source: Compiled from data provided courtesy of BITQ Consulting Services Limited, 2015–2016

From: “We think globally”: the rise of Paraguay’s Tabacalera del Este as a threat to global tobacco control

Cigarette components Tabesa imports in kgs Equivalent in bn cigarette sticks
Acetate tow 2,759,406.90 24.88
Cigarette paper 1,322,541.10 35.69
Filter paper 319,549.40 25.30
Tipping paper 847,793.00 36.24
Triacetin 246,800.00 28.19