The value of tobacco industry in Poland in 2007 was estimated at EUR 6 billion. Largest cigarette manufacturers belonging to the State Treasury had been priced in the process of privatization in 95/96 at EUR 600 million. The sales volume of the privatized cigarette producers was higher by 15% than current total sales of tobacco articles on Polish market. In the last decade the market share value of a billion cigarettes increased by more than tenfold which resulted from the growth of prices of cigarettes and the adjustment of procedures to the EU requirements.
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