In the EU, PMI’s total cigarette shipment volume decreased by 6.4%, predominantly due to France and southern Europe. In EEMA, PMI’s total cigarette shipment volume grew by 4.7%, driven mainly by Egypt, Russia and Turkey. In Asia, PMI’s total cigarette shipment volume increased by 4.2%, driven mainly by Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, partially offset by Japan and Korea. Excluding the Japan hurdle, PMI’s cigarette shipment volume in Asia was up by 6.4%. In Latin America & Canada, PMI’s total cigarette shipment volume decreased by 1.6%.
Total cigarette shipment volume of Marlboro of 301.6 billion units was up by 0.5%, or by 1.1% excluding the Japan hurdle, reflecting growth in: EEMA of 3.6%, notably in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, partly offset by Romania, Russia and Ukraine; Asia of 3.6%, principally driven by Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, partly offset by Japan and Korea; and Latin America & Canada of 0.7%, notably in Brazil and Colombia, partly offset by Argentina. Cigarette shipments of Marlboro declined in the EU by 4.6%, notably in France, Italy and Spain.
Total cigarette shipment volume of L&M of 93.7 billion units was up by 4.0%, reflecting growth in: EEMA of 8.6%, notably in Egypt, Russia and Turkey; Asia of 14.8%, mainly in Thailand; and Latin America & Canada of 6.9%, mainly in Brazil and Colombia. Cigarette shipment volume of L&M declined in the EU by 4.1%, notably in Greece, Poland and Spain, partly offset by growth in France.
Total cigarette shipment volume of Bond Street of 46.8 billion units increased by 4.1%, led mainly by growth in Kazakhstan and Ukraine, partly offset by a decline in Hungary.Total cigarette shipment volume of Parliament of 43.4 billion units was up by 10.1%, or by 11.1% excluding the Japan hurdle, fueled by strong growth in EEMA of 16.5%, driven by Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. Cigarette shipment volume of Parliament declined in Asia by 4.3%, notably in Japan and Korea. Total cigarette shipment volume of Philip Morris of 38.0 billion units decreased by 3.2%, or by 1.4% excluding the Japan hurdle, mainly reflecting a decline in Japan and the Philippines, partly offset by growth in Argentina and Portugal. Total cigarette shipment volume of Chesterfield of 35.5 billion units was down by 3.2%, due mainly to Ukraine, partly offset by growth in the EU, notably in Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Total cigarette shipment volume of Lark of 32.1 billion units decreased by 4.6%, or increased by 3.5% excluding the Japan hurdle. Excluding acquisitions, total shipment volume of other tobacco products (OTP), in cigarette equivalent units, grew by 9.8%, notably in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain, partly offset by Poland.
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