Exports of Cuban Cigars reaches USD $500 Million

Habanos SA representatives reported that last year the revenue from global sales of Cuban cigars increased by 12% and reached USD $500 million. Such a figure was achieved due to the increased demand for cigars in China.

The company stated that China - the third largest market for Cuban cigars after Spain and France - grew by 33% over the year. The company's vice president for development, Mr. Lopez, said that China has the potential to "become a global leader" of cigar consumption.

According to a research made by Bain & Co, the cigar market is expanding faster than the general luxury market and has grown by 5% over the previous year.