OREANDA-NEWS. Belarus’ privately-owned OOO Tabak-Invest, based in Minsk, increased the output of tobaccos by 9% in January-November to 6.688 billion pieces, an official with Belgospischeprom concern told.

In November alone the company produced 601.079 million cigarette units, up 13.4% on the year.

Tabak-Invest makes Winston, Monte Carlo, Camel, Mild Seven, Magna brands under contracts with JT International (JTI), and West, Golden Gate and Imperial Classic brands under a licence agreement with Imperial Tobacco Group.

The company also makes Korona and Fort, its own brands.

Production under contracts with JTI accounted for 79.8% of the Tabak-Invest output in January-November 2013 with 5.336 billion units ( up 10.1% on the year), and Imperial Tobacco Group brands accounted for 2.3% with 0.152 billion units (3.1-fold decrease).

Tabak-Invest’s own brand output accounted for 17.9% of the overall output - 1.2 billion (47.2% up).

Tabak-Invest had its 2013 production quota increased by 7.2% to 7 billion pieces.