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Table 5 The changing role of TTCs and Paraguayan companies

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

Year Total cigarette imports from all trade partners worldwide, as reported by PGY and exporters, respectively (billion sticks) (1) Local cigarette production (billion sticks) (2) Total cigarette supply (billion sticks) (3) = (1) + (2) Share of Paraguayan production in total cigarette supply in Paraguay (%) (4) = (2)/(3)
1989 1.6–0.4 0.3 1.9–0.7 15.8–42.9
1990 1.7–1.4 0.8 2.5–2.2 32–36.4
1991 3.8–4.9 2.2 6–7.1 36.7–31
1992 3.6–7.6 1.5 5.1–9.1 29.4–16.5
1993 3.5–13.2 2.7 6.2–15.9 43.5–17
1994 8.6–16 3.7 12.3–19.7 30.1–18.8
1995 21.8–21.2 4.3 26.1–25.5 16.5–16.9
1996 32.3–19.4 5.8 38.1–25.1 15.2–23.1
1997 35.3–26.2 7.7 43.0–33.9 17.9–22.7
1998 33.9–33.2 12.4 46.3–45.6 26.8–27.2
1999 15.9–10.4 9.4 25.3–19.8 37.2–47.5
2000 9.9–7.8 18.0 27.9–25.8 64.5–69.8
2001 5.9–5.4 28.4 34.3–33.8 82.8–84
2002 4.7–4.5 23.1 27.8–27.6 83.1–83.7
2003 3.7–2.4 26.8 30.5–29.2 87.9–91.8
  1. Sources:Reported cigarette imports: UN Comtrade
  2. Estimated cigarette production: See Appendix for methodology