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Table 3 The expansion of the illicit trade in Brazil through Paraguay

From: From transit hub to major supplier of illicit cigarettes to Argentina and Brazil: the changing role of domestic production and transnational tobacco companies in Paraguay between 1960 and 2003

  Tobacco products from Brazil Tobacco products from Argentina Tobacco products from the U.S Tobacco products from Uruguay Total Total imports reported by PGY from all trade partners worlwide
  Exports to PGY reported by BRA Imports from BRA reported by PGY Exports to PGY reported by ARG Imports from ARG reported by PGY Exports to PGY reported by USA Imports reported by PGY Exports to PGY reported by URY Imports reported by PGY Exports to PGY reported by BRA, ARG, US, URY Imports reported by PGY In metric tonnes In billion sticksa
1993 11,118 2 33 47 2594 3488 0 12 13,745 3549 3668 3.5
1994 13,309 3263 1218 1813 1986 3511 0 32 16,513 8619 9025 8.6
1995 17,838 16,041 1633 2439 2200 3646 163 320 21,834 22,446 22,811 21.8
1996 12,920 24,727 1342 2167 1910 2839 3636 3340 19,808 33,073 33,745 32.3
1997 19,436 25,690 1687 2625 2239 3343 3333 4289 26,695 35,947 36,923 35.3
1998 23,355 22,093 1536 2128 2292 2152 6662 8519 33,845 34,892 35,452 33.9
1999 616 4171 2554 2983 983 1055 6434 8003 10,587 16,212 16,659 15.9
2000 0 45 1905 2147 No data in volume 887 6084 6824 7989 9903 10,321 9.9
2001 0 2 0 0 No data in volume 694 5489 4865 5489 5561 6132 5.9
2002 0 0 38 22 No data in volume 155 4669 4496 4707 4673 4865 4.7
  1. Source: UN Comtrade, HS Code 240220: ‘Cigarettes; containing tobacco’
  2. In metric tonnes
  3. aConversion from metric tons to cigarettes =1 kg = 956.4 cigarettes [31]