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The U.S. Tobacco Industry in Domestic and World Markets

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Publication Date: June 1998

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: 98-506

Topic: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (Tobacco industry)


This report examines the manufactured tobacco products industry in U.S. and world markets. It reviews the financial performance of the dominant U.S. cigarette companies. It also examines recent trends in world cigarette production, consumption, and exports. The report examines the potential for U.S. companies to expand cigarette sales in foreign markets. Finally, the report provides brief coverage of the smokeless tobacco and cigar industries. The report will be updated as new information or issues warrant.